Forecast discussion: Although the calendar says it is almost the end of May, it felt more like the end of March on Saturday in Providence. It was raw, cloudy, with drizzle and mist over the northern part of the state. Showers are encompassing the southern half of the state as of writing this forecast.
All this wet, raw weather is due to a center of low pressure now moving into the Gulf of Maine. This low will continue to rotate passing showers this evening, and will even bring some snow showers to Vermont this evening. Temperatures will still be about ten to fifteen degrees cooler on Sunday, as we will remain under cloudy skies and strong northwest winds. However, the end of this dreary weather is coming to an end. The precipitation slowly lifts to the north during the afternoon, and we may see some limited sunshine before sunset. Temperatures will still remain quite cold tomorrow night, as lows fall into the lower 40’s.
Memorial Day will be the best day of the extended weekend, as we will see bright sunshine and lighter winds. It will also be warmer, as highs reach the lower 70’s. This will all be due to a high pressure center in the Mid-Atlantic, which will give us some dry weather into early Wednesday morning. However, we will see increasing clouds on Tuesday evening, as a warm front pushes into the Northeast U.S.
This front will help bring our temperatures back to seasonable conditions, but it will also bring another round of showers and light rain by Wednesday morning. The showers will continue into Thursday morning, before the front lifts north. A new high pressure system will return us back to sunny skies to start the following weekend. Temperatures will be quite warm, with highs in the lower to middle 80’s and lows in the upper 50’s to lower 60’s.
72 hour forecast:
Tonight: Scattered showers with a low of 40.
Sunday: Windy with showers until the middle afternoon, with clearing skies through the rest of the day. We will see a high of 61 with northwest winds at 17-22 mph with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Sunday night: Clear skies with a low of 42. Winds will come from the west-northwest at 7-10 mph.
Memorial Day: Mostly sunny and warmer with a high of 72.
Monday night: Partly cloudy with a low of 47.
Tuesday: Sunny until the afternoon, with cloudy skies by the evening. We will see a high of 75.
Tuesday night: Mostly cloudy with a low of 55.
Wednesday: Overcast with showers starting in the late morning. Highs 73-76, lows 57-60.
Thursday: Showers through the morning, with clearing skies by the evening. Highs 80-83, lows 60-63.
Friday: Mostly sunny and warm. Highs 82-85, lows 58-61.
Saturday: Partly sunny. Highs 82-85, lows 58-61.