Forecast discussion: Some light to moderate rain pushed through Rhode Island during the morning commute, as a weak disturbance helped create the activity. After the disturbance moved offshore, the showers came to an end. High pressure over the Ohio River Valley will slowly bring drier air over Southern New England.
With the extra blanket of cloud cover over the region tonight, temperatures will be rather mild, only falling into the upper 40’s. So, when we receive the bright sunshine, our temperatures will reach the upper 60’s. However, the beach weather will not last long. A cold front will push through from the north, and bring cooler temperatures for Sunday. So, the weather will still be nice, but high temperatures will only reach the middle 50’s.
For most students, next week is school vacation. However, the first day off of school will not be pleasant. We will see increasing clouds early Monday morning, ahead of a developing low pressure system in the Southeast U.S. This low will bring steady and heavy rainfall by the early afternoon. This will affect the runners in the Boston Marathon, and the Boston Red Sox, as they try to play a late morning ball game. Temperatures will be quite cool, which will help the runners. The heavy rain will continue into early Tuesday morning, before the precipitation tapers to showers through the morning. A weak high pressure ridge should bring a little sunshine before sunset.
The weak ridge will give us partly to mostly sunny skies on Wednesday, but we will see increasing clouds by Wednesday evening. A quick moving frontal boundary will bring the risk for some showers through Thursday morning. But, a weak high pressure system from the west will bring clearing skies for the afternoon. We end the workweek next Friday with a sunny start to the day, but another cold front will bring increasing clouds ahead of it during the afternoon. Temperatures in the extended period will be below normal, as a strong upper level low brings colder air from Canada into New England.
72 hour forecast:
Tonight: Clearing skies after midnight and mild with a low of 47.
Saturday: Mostly sunny with a high of 69. Winds will shift to the west-southwest and increase to 12-15 mph by 3 p.m.
McCoy Stadium Forecast (1:05 p.m. vs. Rochester): Mostly sunny, 66.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy with a low of 43. Winds will turn to the north-northwest at 8-11 mph.
Sunday: Mostly sunny but cooler with the high only reaching 56.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy with increasing clouds after 5 a.m. We will see a low of 40.
Monday: Isolated showers by 9 a.m. with heavier rainfall expected by 1 p.m. We will see a high of 51.
Monday night: Rain, heavy at times, until 3 a.m. then tapering to showers. We will see a low of 46.
Tuesday: Precipitation ends by noon. with partly sunny skies before sunset. Highs 60-63, lows 43-46.
Wednesday: Sunny start, with increasing clouds. Highs 57-60, lows 40-43.
Thursday: Cloudy with scattered showers by 2 a.m. Showers end by 10 a.m. with partly to mostly sunny skies. Highs 54-57, lows 39-42.
Friday: Mostly sunny in the morning, with increasing clouds through the afternoon. Highs 53-56, lows 40-43.