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Providence weather: Wet weather in store for Friday

The precipitation forecast for Southern New England at 2 p.m. on June 13, 2014
The precipitation forecast for Southern New England at 2 p.m. on June 13, 2014

Forecast discussion: A series of low pressure systems is helping to keep cloudy skies and drizzle over Providence on Thursday. As we go through the next day and a half, we will see more precipitation. Some heavier rains are moving in from the southwest, as a disturbance moves into New York. We will see this activity during the overnight, and some local areas may see downpours. So, some street flooding is possible.

As we go into Friday, a cold front now making its way towards the Ohio River Valley will help bring more precipitation through the afternoon and evening. We will not see rainfall all day, but we will see periods of heavy rain in some areas. Also, there is the chance for a rumble of thunder. I am expecting the cold front to finally move offshore by the middle of Saturday afternoon. So, we will see shower activity come to an end at the same time. We may see some partial sunshine before sunset. The passing of a warm front will help raise our temperatures from the 60’s into the upper 70’s on Saturday.

By Sunday, a strong high pressure system over the central U.S. will give our fathers a beautiful day. So, if you had plans for an outdoor barbeque, let it be for Sunday. The high will give us mostly sunny skies to begin the workweek, before a new cold front brings back more moisture over New England.

Moisture ahead of the cold front will bring back cloudy skies by Tuesday morning, and we will see scattered showers by the afternoon. The majority of the moisture will be moving to the north and east, so we will see a lull in the precipitation by Wednesday morning. However, as the cold front moves closer to New England, we will return to precipitation by late Wednesday night. A second round of showers will make its way over Rhode Island by next Thursday afternoon. Temperatures by the extended period will reach where we should be for the middle of June.

72 hour forecast:

Tonight: Scattered showers, isolated thunderstorms, and patchy fog. Some may see localized periods of rain. We will see a low of 61.
Friday: Showers, periods of rain and isolated thunderstorms. We will see a high of 70 with southeast winds of 7-10 mph.
McCoy Stadium Forecast (7:05 p.m. vs. Charlotte): Showers, rain, isolated thunderstorms, 66.
Friday night: Showers with isolated periods of rain/thunderstorms and a low of 64. Winds will come from the south-southwest at 4-7 mph.
Saturday: Cloudy with showers/light rain ending by 2 p.m. We will see peeks of sunshine before sunset. I’m expecting a high of 79.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy with a low of 59.
Sunday: Mostly sunny with a high of 80.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy with a low of 58.

Extended Forecast:
Monday: Mostly sunny. Highs 80-83, lows 61-64.
Tuesday: Cloudy by the morning commute, with scattered showers by the early afternoon. Highs 80-83, lows 64-67.
Wednesday: Showers end by the morning, with partly sunny skies by the late afternoon. Highs 79-82, lows 63-66.
Thursday: Cloudy with isolated showers just after midnight. Scattered showers return by the early afternoon. Highs 77-80, lows 62-65.

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