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Providence weather: Showers, thunderstorms possible

The weather map for Southern New England at 2 p.m. EDT on May 4, 2014. Showers and thunderstorms are possible after 3 p.m.
The weather map for Southern New England at 2 p.m. EDT on May 4, 2014. Showers and thunderstorms are possible after 3 p.m.

Forecast discussion: Saturday started off with bright sunshine in the morning, but eventually a weak disturbance brought increasing clouds. Now, Providence could see some scattered showers and thunderstorms into early Sunday morning. There is a small line of heavier rain passing through central Connecticut at the moment. All precipitation will end during the overnight, once the disturbance moves offshore.

High temperature forecast for May 4, 2014

For Sunday, a weak high pressure ridge will give us mostly sunny skies during the morning, but any sunshine will help bring daytime heating. An occluded front will help trigger some showers and thunderstorms by the middle of the afternoon. Although the probability is quite low, some thunderstorms may be accompanied with lightning and small hail. After midnight, the front will move offshore and high pressure behind the front will help clear skies before dawn Monday morning.

The high will give us dry weather and seasonable temperatures into Thursday morning. A slow moving warm front will bring scattered showers by the afternoon, and continue into Friday. It appears by the American and European models that the cold front will remain near the eastern coastline. So, we will continue to see wet weather right into next Saturday.

72 hour forecast:

Tonight: Cloudy with passing showers and isolated thunderstorms. We will see a low of 49.
Sunday: Partly sunny and windy with showers and possible thunderstorms developing by 3 p.m. We will see a high of 65. Some thunderstorms may have lightning and small hail. Winds will come from the west at 16-20 mph.

McCoy Stadium Forecast (1:05 p.m. vs. Indianapolis): Cloudy and windy, scattered showers and thunderstorms after 3 p.m., 64.
Sunday night: Light rain with isolated thunderstorms. All precipitation will end by midnight. We will have a low of 46. Winds will come from the west-northwest at 11-14 mph.
Monday: Clearing with partly to mostly sunny skies by the late morning. We will have a high of 64.
Monday night: Partly cloudy with a low of 45.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny with a high of 63.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy with a low of 43.

Extended Forecast:
Wednesday: Mostly sunny. Highs 60-63, lows 43-46.
Thursday: Partly sunny with showers developing around 4 p.m. Highs 62-65, lows 47-50.
Friday: Cloudy with showers/light rain in the morning with afternoon thunderstorms. Highs 62-65, lows 48-51.
Saturday: Cloudy with scattered showers and possible thunderstorms. Highs 64-67, lows 50-53.

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