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Providence weather: Sunny and warmer for Monday

The weather map for Southern New England at 2 p.m. EDT on April 21, 2014. Mostly sunny skies and warmer temperatures are expected.
The weather map for Southern New England at 2 p.m. EDT on April 21, 2014. Mostly sunny skies and warmer temperatures are expected.

Forecast discussion: I hope all my viewers had a happy Easter on Sunday. It was a little cool during the morning in Rhode Island, so you may have needed a jacket over the kids’ pajamas for the egg hunt. By the afternoon, despite east winds, the high temperature reached 55 degrees. As we begin the workweek, temperatures will warm up.

High temperature forecast for April 21, 2014

The reason for the warm-up is due to the wind shift during the morning. Winds will begin to turn to the south-southeast, which is a slightly warmer wind. Along with the April sunshine, temperatures will rise into the lower 60’s. It will be great weather for the Boston Marathon on Monday.

We will begin to see some increasing clouds Monday night, as a cold front now in the Great Lakes will slowly move into New England on Tuesday. We will see some showers by the late afternoon, and may see periods of moderate rain Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning. The precipitation will end by the morning commute, with some partial sunshine by the afternoon.

As we go into Thursday, a new high pressure system will bring nice weather for Thursday and Friday.
As we enter the weekend, the computer models continue to show a weak cold front passing through the region Saturday afternoon. Right now, the models are not showing a lot of precipitation. So, I will keep the chance for some passing showers through the day. The cold front will pass to our east, but an upper level low will remain stationary over New England. This will help develop a surface low, which may bring scattered showers back over the region. The precipitation will form on the back side of the low, rotating the showers back over Providence.

72 hour forecast:

Tonight: Clear skies with a low of 36.
Monday: Mostly sunny with a high of 62. Winds will come from the south-southeast at 6-9 mph.
McCoy Stadium Forecast (6:15 p.m. vs. Buffalo): Partly cloudy, 60.
Monday night: Partly to mostly cloudy with a low of 44. Winds will come from the south-southwest at 3-6 mph.
Tuesday: Becoming cloudy by the late morning with showers developing by 3 p.m. We will have a high of 66.
Tuesday night: Showers becoming moderate rain with a low of 48.
Wednesday: Rain tapering to showers by dawn. All precipitation ends by 8 a.m. and becoming breezy. We will see partly sunny skies by the early afternoon. We will see a high of 60.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy with a low of 41.

Extended Forecast:
Thursday: Mostly sunny but breezy during the morning. Highs 59-62, lows 39-42.
Friday: Sunny through mid-morning, with increasing clouds. Highs 61-64, lows 44-47.
Saturday: Cloudy with the chance of a passing shower through the day. Highs 61-64, lows 44-47.
Sunday: Cloudy with possible showers by the afternoon. Highs 58-61, lows 43-46.

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