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Providence weather: Showers through Saturday afternoon

The weather map for Southern New England at 2 p.m. EDT on April 5, 2014. Showers will be ending, with partial sunshine before sunset.
The weather map for Southern New England at 2 p.m. EDT on April 5, 2014. Showers will be ending, with partial sunshine before sunset.

Forecast discussion: We had cloudy weather over Providence for most of the day, with a few isolated showers passing through Rhode Island during the late afternoon. Through this evening, a warm front will bring showers and light to moderate rain. The rain will taper off to showers by the early afternoon, as the low moves off into Canada. We will see some sunshine during the late afternoon, but it will become breezy. This will keep temperatures from reaching 60 degrees.

High temperature forecast for April 5, 2014

High pressure will slowly build over New England on Sunday, giving us a gorgeous day. Winds will also be diminishing, as the high’s center sits right over the region. The high will slowly move into the Atlantic on Monday, giving us fair weather during the day. By Monday night, a low pressure system forming in the Gulf Coast will move into New England. We will see moderate rain on Tuesday, before the low moves offshore by Tuesday afternoon.

We may see a leftover shower early Wednesday morning, as some precipitation is expected behind the back of the low. By Wednesday afternoon, high pressure ridging will give us mostly sunny skies. There is the chance for more showers on Friday, as a weak cold front passes through New England. The showers will end by noon, with partial sunshine to end Friday evening. A little cooler air will come down from Canada on Wednesday and Thursday. Otherwise, temperatures will be slightly above average, with highs in the upper 50’s and lower 60’s. Overnight lows will be in the upper 30’s to lower 40’s.

72 hour forecast:

Tonight: Overcast with showers and light rain. We will see a low of 39.
Saturday: Showers will end by noon with mostly sunny skies the rest of the day. We will see a high of 58 with west-northwest winds of 14-17 mph.
McCoy Stadium Forecast (1:05 p.m. vs. Lehigh Valley): Partly cloudy and breezy, 53.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy and cold with a low of 33. Winds will come from the west-northwest at 8-12 mph.
Sunday: Mostly sunny with a high of 56.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy with a low of 37.
Monday: Mostly sunny in the morning, with increasing clouds in the afternoon. We will see a high of 55.
Monday night: Showers arriving around 10 p.m. and a low of 45.

Extended Forecast:
Tuesday: Cloudy with moderate rain through the morning, before ending as showers by 3 p.m. Highs 59-62, lows 39-42.
Wednesday: A possible shower during the early morning, then becoming mostly sunny. Highs 52-55, lows 33-36.
Thursday: Mostly sunny during the day, with increasing clouds in the evening. Highs 53-56, lows 40-43.
Friday: Cloudy by the early morning with scattered showers. Showers end by noon, and becoming mostly sunny. Highs 57-60, lows 38-41

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