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Providence weather: Quiet weather ahead

Forecast discussion: Despite a cold front moving past Rhode Island early Thursday morning, it did help to set off some showers and light rain. By the late morning, some sunshine was peeking through the clouds. By the late afternoon, skies were mostly sunny, and the humidity was lowering. We reached our high temperature for the day in Providence at 4 p.m. at 79 degrees.

As we go through the weekend, a high pressure system over Canada will keep a ridge over Southern New England. This ridge will be strong, as we will see nothing but mostly sunny skies and comfortable temperatures right into Monday. We will begin to see more moisture move towards New England on Tuesday, as a weak cold front slowly brings showers towards the area.

At this time, the computer models agree that the ridge will begin to break down, and we have the chance to see our first rainfall by late Wednesday night. The front will slowly push through the area on Thursday, giving us the risk of showers and thunderstorms. Our high temperatures will slowly climb into the lower 80’s by next Wednesday, which will be slightly above normal for the last full week in June.

72 hour forecast:

Tonight: Clear skies and cooler with a low of 58.
Friday: Mostly sunny with a high of 78. Winds will come from the north-northwest at 9-12 mph.
Friday night: Partly cloudy with a low of 57. Winds will come from the west-northwest at 3-6 mph.
Saturday: Mostly sunny with a high of 78.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy with a low of 56.
Sunday: Mostly sunny with a high of 78.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy with a low of 58.

Extended Forecast:
Monday: Partly sunny. Highs 76-79, lows 58-61.
Tuesday: Partly to mostly sunny. Highs 78-81, lows 61-64.
Wednesday: Cloudy skies by the early afternoon, with isolated showers/thunderstorms by the late evening. Highs 81-84, lows 62-65.
Thursday: Cloudy with scattered showers/thunderstorms. Highs 79-82, lows 64-67.