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Providence weather: Showers by Tuesday afternoon

The weather map for Southern New England at 2 p.m. EDT on April 22, 2014. Showers will arrive by 3 p.m.
The weather map for Southern New England at 2 p.m. EDT on April 22, 2014. Showers will arrive by 3 p.m.

Forecast discussion: Providence received a beautiful spring day on Monday, thanks in part to high pressure over Delaware. At T.F. Green Airport in Warwick, we went up to a high of 58 degrees today. However, after seeing great weather over the weekend, we will begin to see some weak cold fronts pass through New England this week.

High temperature forecast for April 22, 2014

The first cold front will arrive by Tuesday evening. It is currently west of the Great Lakes. We will begin to see some high clouds this evening, along with some patchy fog in places. We will see overcast skies by the afternoon, with some showers arriving by the early evening. We will see showers through Tuesday night, with the return of some patchy fog. However, the precipitation will be short lived, as the front will be offshore by Wednesday morning.

High pressure currently over the Rocky Mountains will begin to build over New England. But, the low will still only be leaving the Gulf of Maine. So, we will see breezy conditions Wednesday afternoon, but high temperatures will still be near 60. It will remain breezy on Thursday, as the low continues to move into Nova Scotia, with the high’s center moving closer to New England. The high will continue to influence our weather by Friday, when a weak cold front will move into New England by the evening. Showers will end by dawn, and we will see limited sunshine for Saturday.

As we end the weekend, the low pressure center will become stationary north of the Gulf of Maine. There is still the chance for isolated showers on Sunday, but high pressure will build in by Monday morning. Temperatures will remain seasonable for the extended period.

72 hour forecast:

Tonight: Mostly cloudy by 2 a.m. with some patchy fog. We will see a low of 43.
Tuesday: Overcast by the afternoon with showers developing by 6 p.m. We will have a high of 66 with south-southwest winds of 10-13 mph.
McCoy Stadium Forecast (6:15 p.m. vs. Rochester): Cloudy, scattered showers, 60.
Tuesday night: Showers/light rain with patchy fog and a low of 47. Winds will shift to the west-northwest and increase to 6-9 mph before dawn.
Wednesday: Showers end by 8 a.m. and becoming breezy. We will see partly sunny skies by the early afternoon. We will see a high of 59.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy with a low of 39.
Thursday: Mostly sunny but breezy with a high of 60.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy with a low of 41.

Extended Forecast:
Friday: Partly sunny by mid-afternoon, with possible showers for the evening. Highs 60-63, lows 45-48.
Saturday: Showers ending before dawn, but remaining partly sunny. Highs 62-65, lows 44-47.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy with possible showers through the day. Highs 57-60, lows 40-43.
Monday: Showers end by 2 a.m. with mostly sunny skies by the afternoon. Highs 59-62, lows 42-45.

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