Forecast discussion: A strong high pressure system over the eastern Great Lakes and northern Ohio brought Providence a simply gorgeous summer day. Temperatures were quite comfortable, and the dewpoint temperatures were only in the 50’s. This made the air feel much drier, and this good weather will continue into Wednesday.
So, if you happen to have outdoor plans, do not cancel them. Head to the beach, work in the backyard, and catch that afternoon baseball game. Wednesday night will feel comfortable for sleeping weather, as we can keep the windows open and the air conditioners off. However, as we head towards the end of the week, the weather will change a bit.
A cold front now moving into the Northern Plains will work its way towards the east coast by Thursday evening. It does not mean you have to cancel any events during the day, as I expect limited sunshine throughout the afternoon. I am expecting to see some showers by the start of the evening commute, with heavier precipitation during the overnight hours. The front will move offshore by the late afternoon, with lingering showers ending by Friday evening.
As we move into the weekend, I am a little concerned about a wave of energy passing through New England for Saturday. We may see some showers from this disturbance late in the afternoon. The showers would end by late Saturday night, with mostly cloudy skies remaining on Sunday. There may be a slight chance for an afternoon shower if the disturbance stalls. As we move into the workweek, we will see dry weather for Monday, with another cold front moving into New England by Tuesday afternoon. This would bring another round of showers. Due to a long wave trough over the eastern U.S. and a lot of moisture keeping sunshine limited, high temperatures will actually be slightly below normal next week, with highs struggling to reach the lower 80’s.
72 hour forecast:
Tonight: Clear to partly cloudy skies. Some low-lying areas may see some patchy fog. We will see a low of 63.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny with a high of 85. Winds will turn to the south-southwest at 7-10 mph by the afternoon.
McCoy Stadium Forecast (12:05 p.m. vs. Norfolk Tides): Mostly sunny, 81.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy with a low of 64. Winds will come from the south-southwest at 3-6 mph.
Thursday: Limited sunshine by the afternoon and a little more humid with showers arriving by the evening commute. We will have a high of 81.
Thursday night: Periods of rain and isolated thunderstorms with a low of 66.
Friday: Showers, periods of rain, and isolated thunderstorms until the late evening with a high of 82.
Friday night: Mostly cloudy with a low of 66.
Saturday: Overcast skies with showers by the late afternoon. Highs 81-84, lows 63-66.
Sunday: Cloudy skies with the chance for an afternoon shower. Highs 80-83, lows 63-66.
Monday: Partly to mostly sunny. Highs 80-83, lows 62-65.
Tuesday: Becoming overcast with showers arriving in the mid-afternoon. Highs 78-81, lows 65-68.