Due to a scheduling conflict, I will not be able to create a forecast for Friday, April 30. I will return with a new forecast starting Friday afternoon, with the forecast starting for Friday night. I apologize for the inconvenience.
Forecast discussion: We had a mild day in Providence, as high temperatures actually reached the lower to middle 60’s. However, temperatures did cool rapidly, as winds shifted from the north to the southeast. The sea breeze helped bring cooler air off the ocean into the mainland. We will see cooler winds on Thursday, thanks to a low pressure system off the coast of Cape Cod.
This low will help bring the northeast winds, along with cloud cover. The clouds will continue to rotate around the low’s center, and the low will remain stationary over the next couple of days. We may see a little more sunshine during the early afternoon, which will allow temperatures to reach near 60 degrees. However, the northeast winds will help cool our temperatures on Friday, as we will only reach the lower 50’s for daytime highs.
We may see a few isolated showers from an upper level disturbance which will pass to our south Friday night. The strong low I was worried about a few days ago over central Florida now is forecast to stay well south and east of us. Once the low and disturbances all move away from New England, high pressure from the south will bring drier skies by Saturday night.
As we head into early next week, the tropical jet will actually be north of Southern New England. This will allow milder temperatures to arrive, as we reach the middle to upper 60’s on Sunday. By Monday, we will reach the lower 70’s. However, the good weather will come to an end.
By Monday night, a cold front from Canada will slowly pull south, and be located right over Southern New England Monday night. This front may bring some showers to the area Monday night into Tuesday morning. There is a chance the front may stall over us into Tuesday night, and the precipitation will become steadier, as another low from the Ohio River Valley passes over the region. The showers come to an end Wednesday morning, as weak high pressure ridging tries to build in from the northwest. We will still be mild, but temperatures reach the middle to upper 60’s next Wednesday.
72 hour forecast:
Tonight: Cloudy skies with a sprinkle or two. We will see a low of 44.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy with a passing sprinkle or shower in the morning, with more sunshine by the early afternoon. We will see a high of 60. Winds will come from the northeast at 8-11 mph.
McCoy Stadium Forecast (12:05 p.m. vs. Syracuse): Cloudy, 57.
Thursday night: Mostly cloudy with an isolated shower between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. We will see a low of 44.
Friday: Partly sunny but cooler with a high of 52.
Friday night: Isolated to scattered showers and breezy with a low of 42.
Saturday: Partly sunny skies with a high of 59.
Saturday night: Clear skies with a low of 41.
Sunday: Mostly sunny and warmer, with the risk of a passing shower late Sunday night. Highs 65-68, lows 46-49.
Monday: Mostly sunny with increasing clouds by the late afternoon with possible showers by midnight. Highs 70-73, lows 53-56.
Tuesday: Scattered showers become steadier by the evening. Highs 72-75, lows 52-55.
Wednesday: Showers end by 7 a.m. with partly sunny skies. Highs 66-69, lows 45-48.