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Providence weather: Nice, warmer for Sunday

The temperature forecast for Southern New England at 2 p.m. EDT on June 1, 2014
The temperature forecast for Southern New England at 2 p.m. EDT on June 1, 2014

Forecast discussion: A strong high pressure system centered over the eastern Great Lakes brought sunny skies on Saturday to Providence. Unfortunately, north-northeast winds kept our temperatures quite cool for the end of May. However, we will be starting June with seasonable temperatures.

As we move through Sunday, winds will shift from the cold north-northeast to the warmer south-southeast direction. This will allow for some warmer air to arrive, and bring our temperatures inland to the middle 70’s. We will have clear to partly cloudy skies for Sunday night, with more sunshine during the first half of Monday. High temperatures will actually feel like summer, with highs reaching 80 degrees. As we move into the evening commute, we will begin to see increasing clouds.

As we move into early Tuesday morning, a warm front from the west will slowly move towards New England. We will begin to see isolated showers, before the precipitation becomes heavier, especially during the overnight hours. We will see moderate rain and isolated thunderstorms at times. The heavier rainfall will begin to taper off through Wednesday morning, before all precipitation ends before midnight. As we head into the following weekend, a high pressure system will provide us with dry weather. Temperatures will remain slightly below normal.

Also, tomorrow is the beginning of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season. Predictions this year is actually showing a slightly below average year. However, the American model is showing some sort of circulation forming in the northern Bay of Campeche by Wednesday.

72 hour forecast:

Tonight: Clear skies with a low of 47.
Sunday: Mostly sunny with a high of 75. Winds will start from the northeast before shifting to the south-southeast at 9-12 mph in the mid-afternoon.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy with a low of 53. Winds will turn from the south-southwest at 2-5 mph.
Monday: Mostly sunny through the late afternoon, before we see increasing clouds. We will see a high of 80.
Monday night: Overcast skies with isolated showers possible by 5 a.m. We will see a low of 60.
Tuesday: Overcast with showers by 7 a.m. We will see a high of 78.
Tuesday night: Precipitation increases to rain and isolated thunderstorms with a low of 60.

Extended Forecast:
Wednesday: Rain tapers to showers by mid-morning, before ending around midnight. Highs 73-76, lows 59-62.
Thursday: Partly to mostly sunny. Highs 73-76, lows 56-59.
Friday: Mostly sunny. Highs 73-76, lows 55-58.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. Highs 72-75, lows 55-58.

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