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Providence weather: The holiday weekend forecast

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Forecast discussion: This will be a pretty busy weekend around Rhode Island and Massachusetts. On Saturday, the Pawtucket Red Sox will play a doubleheader at McCoy Stadium. On Sunday, we will all be celebrating Easter. Finally, on Patriot’s Day in Massachusetts, the Boston Marathon and the morning game of the Boston Red Sox. So, what’s in store for us weather wise this weekend?

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Right now, high pressure to our south will continue to give us dry weather. A weak cold front in western New York will pass through the region by the middle of Saturday morning. I am not expecting any precipitation, although mostly cloudy skies will eventually begin to clear. Once the front moves offshore, skies will begin to clear everywhere by the early afternoon. It will be seasonable temperature wise, as I am expecting high temperatures in the lower 60’s.

Easter Sunday looks quite delightful. We will have bright sunshine, but northeast winds will make temperatures a little cooler, with highs reaching the middle 50’s. For those running or heading to the marathon, it looks like we will see sunny skies and cool temperatures to start the race, with temperatures warming up by the time the runners cross the finish line. There may be some increasing clouds as the last runners make their way to the final few steps.

After the long weekend, Tuesday will see cloudy skies. A cold front will bring light to moderate rain by Tuesday evening, and continue into Wednesday morning. A new high will bring sunny weather back late in the day, and continue to give us sunshine right into the next weekend. A new cold front may bring some showers for next Saturday.

72 hour forecast:

Tonight: Increasing clouds with a low of 37.
Saturday: Skies turn mostly sunny by mid-morning and breezy with a high of 63. Winds will come from the north-northwest at 11-14 mph.
McCoy Stadium Doubleheader Forecast (Game 1 vs. Buffalo): Sunny, 59. Game 2 will start one half hour after game 1. I will guess about 4:00 p.m.: Sunny, 61.
Saturday night: Clear to partly cloudy skies and a low of 37. Winds will come from the north-northeast at 6-9 mph.
Easter Sunday: Sunny and cooler with a high of 56.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy with a low of 35.
Monday: Sunny in the morning, with increasing clouds during the late afternoon. We will see a high of 63.
Monday night: Mostly cloudy with a low of 45.

Extended Forecast:
Tuesday: Partly sunny with light to moderate rain by around 9 p.m. Highs 64-67, lows 46-49.
Wednesday: Showers ending by noon, and becoming breezy with mostly sunny skies by the late afternoon. Highs 58-61, lows 40-43.
Thursday: Mostly sunny and breezy. Highs 59-62, lows 41-44.
Friday: Mostly sunny during the day, with increasing clouds in the evening. Highs 60-63, lows 44-47.

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