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Providence weather: Showers, thunderstorms end Wednesday morning

Forecast discussion: After heading out this morning, it felt more like a day in mid-July than the beginning of September. Providence has just hit the high temperature for the day at 89 degrees at 4 p.m. The heat index makes it feel like 96. We will continue to have the very warm weather into the end of the week.

Right now, a weak disturbance is passing through Southern New England. Some thunderstorms have formed just over northwest Rhode Island. We will continue to see the threat for a shower or thunderstorm into early Wednesday morning. By then, a cold front will pass through, helping to rid us of the humidity by Wednesday night. It will make it more comfortable to see the Pawtucket Red Sox play playoff baseball at McCoy.

High pressure will continue to give us dry weather for Thursday and Friday. By late Friday night, a new cold front will bring humid conditions back to Southern New England, as our winds turn to the southwest. We will see some scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms through Saturday, but it will not be an all-day affair.

By Sunday morning, the cold front will begin to move offshore. Showers will be ending by the early afternoon. As the high build in, it will also bring down some very cool air. By Sunday afternoon, our high temperatures will only be in the lower to middle 70’s.

72 hour forecast:

Tonight: Scattered showers/thunderstorms until 3 a.m. with clearing skies. It will remain humid with a low of 70.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny skies by noon, humid, and very warm. We will see a high of 87 with northwest winds at 10-13 mph.
McCoy Stadium Forecast (Governor’s Cup Playoff vs. Syracuse): Partly cloudy, 78.
Wednesday night: Clear skies, less humid, and cooler with a low of 62. Winds will come from the northwest at 3-6 mph.
Thursday: Mostly sunny with a high of 85.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy with a low of 65.
Friday: Mostly sunny with increasing clouds by the evening. We will see a high of 86.
Friday night: Mostly cloudy with showers arriving by 4 a.m. We will see a low of 66.

Extended Forecast:
Saturday: Scattered showers/thunderstorms off and on through the day. Highs 81-84, lows 60-63.
Sunday: Rain tapering to showers before ending by 2 p.m. Partly sunny skies expected the rest of the day. Highs 73-76, lows 57-60.
Monday: Mostly sunny. Highs 73-76, lows 57-60.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Highs 71-74, lows 55-58.

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