Forecast discussion: A low pressure system over central Pennsylvania will bring Providence showers and light rain through Thursday evening, and into early Friday morning. Right now, T.F. Green Airport has only received a little more than a quarter inch of rainfall. The low will continue to give us drizzle and isolated showers into the start of the morning commute. It will not be until late Friday morning for the skies to begin clearing, allowing for some sunshine in the afternoon. Also, we will see some breezy winds by the afternoon, as the low pressure system moves into the Canadian Maritimes. But, high pressure ridging is trying to move into the area. With the pressure gradient tightening, this will cause the breezy conditions.
Eventually, the winds will begin to decrease slightly Friday night, and skies will begin to clear after midnight. However, this will help lower the temperatures quickly, as I am expecting lows to reach freezing. We will be cooler on Saturday, as cooler air over the Central U.S. begins to filter into New England. Some clouds ahead of a cold front will help keep our temperatures a little warmer Saturday night.
As we head into Sunday, a weak cold front will pass over Southern New England. However, it appears the front will be drier than previously predicted. We may see isolated showers during the morning hours. From there, we will remain mostly cloudy. Skies will slowly clear Sunday night, and we will see sunshine to start the school and work week on Monday.
It appears the high pressure system will continue to influence our weather as we head into Veteran’s Day. Also, south winds will help bring our temperatures up into the middle to upper 50’s. This will be a nice day for the kids on their day off from school. But, we will return to some wet weather by Wednesday.
A new cold front will bring some showers early Wednesday morning, with showers and light rain throughout the day. The cold front will be stalled to our west, but it will eventually pass to our east next Wednesday evening. However, this front will bring the coldest air we have seen in the fall season. Despite mostly sunny skies, our high temperatures will barely make it into the lower 40’s. By next Wednesday night, we could see temperatures go below freezing, especially north and west of Providence.
72 hour forecast:
Tonight: Light rain tapers to showers by 1 a.m. before tapering to drizzle at 5 a.m. We will see a low near 46 with patchy fog until the start of the morning commute.
Friday: Partly to mostly sunny by 10 a.m. and breezy with a high of 52. Winds will come from the northwest at 15-18 mph with occasional gusts of 30 mph.
Friday night: Clearing skies after midnight and cold with a low of 32. Winds will come from the west-northwest at 10-13 mph.
Saturday: Mostly sunny in the morning, with increasing clouds by the late afternoon. It will be cooler with a high of 48.
Saturday night: Mostly cloudy with a possible shower by 3 a.m. and a low of 40.
Sunday: Overcast with possible showers during the morning hours. We will see a high of 51.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy with a low of 37.
Monday: Mostly sunny. Highs 49-52, lows 40-43.
Veteran’s Day: Mostly sunny with increasing clouds in the early evening. Highs 55-58, lows 42-45.
Wednesday: Overcast with showers by 5 a.m. before becoming light rain by the afternoon. Precipitation tapers to showers by 5 p.m. before all precipitation ends by 8 p.m. Highs 48-51, 35-38.
Thursday: Mostly sunny and cooler than normal. Highs 41-44, lows 29-32.