Forecast discussion: High pressure over New England brought a picture perfect Sunday, with bright sunshine and lighter winds. The good weather over Providence will continue through Monday, but we will see increasing clouds during the afternoon. The clouds will be from a low pressure system developing over eastern Texas.
The low is going to bring severe thunderstorms and the possibility of tornadoes as the low moves through the Southeast U.S. tonight. The low will then work its way into the Mid-Atlantic by Monday night. We will begin to see showers before midnight, with heavier rainfall during the overnight hours. It may still be raining hard as we begin the morning commute Tuesday morning. However, the cold front will begin to move offshore before noon. The precipitation will taper to showers and the cold front moves offshore. We should see some partial sunshine through Tuesday afternoon. Some areas may see an inch to an inch and a half of rainfall.
High pressure behind the front will bring some cooler air back into Southern New England for Wednesday and Thursday. High temperatures for both days will only be in the lower to middle 50’s. As winds turn back to the south, temperatures will reach near 60 degrees on Friday. However, a weak cold front will bring the risk of some showers Friday afternoon. Right now, only the American model is showing shower activity. Saturday looks good, as we will have mostly sunny skies. By next Sunday, limited sunshine will give away to cloudy skies, with some more showers by Sunday evening.
72 hour forecast:
Tonight: Partly cloudy with a low of 34.
Monday: Mostly sunny through the early afternoon, with increasing clouds the rest of the day. We will see a high of 56 with south-southeast winds of 10-13 mph.
McCoy Stadium Forecast (6:15 p.m. vs. Syracuse): Cloudy with showers arriving by 8:30 p.m., 50.
Monday night: Showers arriving between 8-10 p.m. with increasing winds and a low of 47. Precipitation becomes heavy rain after midnight. Winds will come from the east-southeast at 14-19 mph. Patchy fog is possible after 3 a.m.
Tuesday: Moderate to heavy rain, before tapering to showers in the late morning. Showers end by the early afternoon with partial sunshine. We will see a high of 61.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy before dawn and a low of 42.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny and cooler with a high of 53.
Wednesday night: Clear skies and colder with a low of 34.
Thursday: Mostly sunny during the day, with increasing clouds in the evening. Highs 54-57, lows 42-45.
Friday: Overcast with possible showers arriving by the mid-afternoon. Highs 59-62, lows 40-43.
Saturday: Possible showers end by 3 a.m. and becoming mostly sunny. Highs 55-58, lows 37-40.
Sunday: Partly sunny through the morning, with cloudy skies in the afternoon and showers by 7 p.m. Highs 56-59, lows 41-44.