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Providence weather: Showers arriving Friday afternoon

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Forecast discussion: Once again, high pressure ridging come down from Canada gave Rhode Island a gorgeous Thursday. We also received true spring temperatures, as we recorded a high of 61 degrees at T.F. Green Airport this afternoon. Unfortunately, we will return to some cooler weather on Friday, along with some showers.

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The ridge will begin to break down during Friday morning. We will see increasing clouds through the morning as a warm front from the south moves northward. Along the front will be rain and showers. We should see showers develop during the start of the evening commute. There may be a few showers during the Pawtucket Red Sox game, but I do not think the game will be delayed or cancelled. Light rain will fall during early Saturday morning, and will end by the middle of the afternoon. Some sunshine is expected before sunset, and this may help temperatures climb into the upper 50’s to near 60 before sunset.

A high pressure system will build over Southern New England by Sunday, giving us gorgeous weather and slightly cooler temperatures. A strong low pressure system will bring another round of showers by Monday night, with moderate rain through the overnight hours. As the cold front moves offshore, the precipitation will taper to showers before ending by the middle of Tuesday afternoon. There is a slight chance of seeing an isolated shower early Wednesday morning, as a weak disturbance behind the main low passes through the region. Temperatures will remain seasonable into next week, and we will return to sunshine next Thursday.

72 hour forecast:

Tonight: Partly cloudy with a low of 34.
Friday: Increasing clouds with showers developing around 4 p.m. We will see a high of 46 with easterly winds of 9-12 mph.
McCoy Stadium Forecast (7:05 p.m.): Cloudy with some showers during the game, 40.
Friday night: Showers/light rain and a low of 39. Winds will come from the east-southeast at 10-13 mph.
Saturday: Showers will end by 3 p.m. with some sunshine before sunset. We will see a high of 56.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy with a low of 34.
Sunday: Mostly sunny with a high of 53.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy with a low of 37.

Extended Forecast:
Monday: Mostly sunny until the morning, with increasing clouds in the afternoon. Showers will be arriving around 7 p.m. Highs 54-57, lows 43-46.
Tuesday: Cloudy with moderate rain through the morning, before ending as showers by 3 p.m. Highs 56-59, lows 39-42.
Wednesday: A possible shower during the early morning, then becoming mostly sunny. Highs 49-52, lows 34-37.
Thursday: Mostly sunny. Highs 50-53, lows 35-38.