I want to apologize for not updating the forecasts the last few days. A family emergency came up on Wednesday, and I had to leave the state. I was not near a computer during this time.
Forecast discussion: A low pressure system south of Southern New England helped bring the high humidity and the rain showers this afternoon. Heavier rainfall hit the coastline, but Providence only received only .02 inches. As we move through the evening, the low will continue to move offshore, taking the heavier rainfall with it. Patchy fog is possible along the south coast, due to the high dewpoint temperatures. Also, due to the strong winds offshore, there will be a high Rip Current Risk for the south facing beaches into tomorrow night.
As we move into Monday morning, a strong cold front will pass through Rhode Island. It will help create strong winds by the afternoon, and wind gusts could reach 25 to 30 mph at times. But, the air will be dry with this front, so I am expecting mostly sunny skies. Winds will decrease in time for Monday night to have temperatures drop into the middle 40’s.
A strong high pressure system in the Central Plains will control our weather pattern for the rest of the week. As the high moves closer to the east coast, our temperatures will slowly increase. Despite the autumn season beginning at 10:29 p.m. Monday night, our temperatures will rise into the lower 80’s by Saturday. This is about 10-12 degrees above normal for this time of the year.
Temperatures will slowly cool down by next Sunday, but the high will continue to keep any storm systems away from the Northeast U.S. Still, I am expecting high temperatures in the upper 70’s next Sunday.
72 hour forecast:
Tonight: Humid with scattered showers until 5 a.m. Patchy fog is possible, especially along the south coast. We will see a low of 64.
Monday: Mostly sunny with strong winds during the afternoon. We will see a high of 72 with west-northwest winds of 14-18 mph. Winds could gust up to 25 mph.
Monday night: Clear skies and much cooler with a low of 46. Winds will come from the northwest at 6-9 mph.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny with a high of 69.
Tuesday night: Clear skies with a low of 48.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny with a high of 68.
Wednesday night: Clear skies with a low of 47.
Thursday: Mostly sunny. Highs 69-72, lows 48-51.
Friday: Mostly sunny. Highs 75-78, lows 52-55.
Saturday: Mostly sunny with above normal temperatures. Highs 82-85, lows 57-60.
Sunday: Mostly sunny. Highs 77-80, lows 53-56.