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Providence weather: Patchy fog for Monday morning

The weather map for Southern New England at 2 p.m. EDT on April 14, 2014. Partly sunny skies and windy conditions are expected.
The weather map for Southern New England at 2 p.m. EDT on April 14, 2014. Partly sunny skies and windy conditions are expected.

Forecast discussion: We received mostly cloudy skies through the morning and early afternoon in Providence on Sunday, keeping our temperatures in the upper 50’s. However, a warm front is now passing through Southern New England. Temperatures are now increasing, despite being less than an hour from sunset. The high today was within the last hour, at 65 degrees at T.F. Green Airport in Warwick.

High temperature forecast for April 14, 2014

As we go into tonight, the warm front will keep temperatures mild, as well as keep our dewpoint temperature high. The extra moisture will create patchy fog and patchy drizzle tonight, especially along the south coast. Please be careful, as the visibility may go down to zero in dense fog.

We will see limited sunshine and breezy conditions on Monday, as a strong cold front inches closer to the east coast. We will see a high near 70 degrees, but then temperatures will fall about 20 degrees after the front passes. Along the front will be some very heavy rainfall. Due to the speed of the front, we could see up to an inch and a half of rainfall by early Wednesday morning. High pressure will build behind the front and give us mostly sunny skies into Friday. But, it will take a while for high temperatures to reach seasonable conditions.

As we look ahead to next weekend, a cold front in the Ohio River Valley Friday afternoon will bring showers ahead of it. We will see some showers by late Saturday morning. The shower activity will be steady through the middle of next Sunday morning. We may see some limited sunshine by the afternoon. High temperatures will reach the middle to upper 50’s.

72 hour forecast:
Tonight: Partly cloudy with a low of 52. Patchy fog and drizzle is possible along the coast by 2 a.m.
Monday: Partly sunny and windy with a high of 70. Winds will come from the south-southwest at 18-22 mph with occasional gusts of 30 mph.
Monday night: Cloudy skies with showers developing by 3 a.m. and a low of 54. Winds will come from the south-southwest at 12-15 mph.
Tuesday: Moderate showers in the morning will become moderate to heavy rain by the evening commute. We will see a high of 62.
Tuesday night: Moderate to heavy rain tapers to showers by 4 a.m. Showers end by 8 a.m. It will be colder with the low falling to 38.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy and cooler with a high of 48.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy with a low of 34.

Extended Forecast:
Thursday: Mostly sunny. Highs 49-52, lows 34-37.
Friday: Mostly sunny. Highs 53-56, lows 38-41.
Saturday: Overcast with showers developing by the late morning. Highs 54-57, lows 40-43.
Sunday: Scattered showers end by mid-morning, and becoming partly sunny by the afternoon. Highs 55-58, lows 41-44.

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