Forecast discussion: After a few showers passed through Rhode Island in the early morning, high pressure ridging began to build in from the west. This helped slowly clear our skies in the late morning, with mostly sunny skies during the afternoon. This helped raise temperatures into the middle 60’s as of writing this forecast.
The high pressure ridging will remain over us for tomorrow, keeping us with mostly sunny skies in the morning, and temperatures should reach the middle 60’s once again. However, the pesky low that brought the showers will help bring back cloud cover during the afternoon. There will be no precipitation, but expect cloudy skies into tomorrow night.
As we head into the end of the week, the models continue to try to forecast for a low pressure system now located south of the Florida Panhandle. This low will slowly move northeast, and will come close to Southern New England on Friday. The models have been disagreeing on what to do with this low as it pertains to Friday’s weather forecast. The American model has been the “wet” model, giving us more precipitation than the European model.
At this time, I feel the European model has been more consistent than the American, as it has remained keeping the system further south, and keeping us drier. So, I am going to take a blend of the two models, giving us some scattered showers for Friday, but without heavy rain and strong winds. We will see breezy conditions early Saturday morning, but the low will begin to move out into the Atlantic. We will see more clouds than sun for Saturday, but it will still be dry.
By Sunday, we will begin to see a weak upper level ridge try to move over the eastern U.S. This ridge will bring warmer air from the tropical jet further north. We will see a bump in our temperatures by Sunday, as high temperatures reach the middle to upper 60’s. By early next week, despite a fast moving front that will provide us with possible showers Sunday night, high temperatures may reach the lower 70’s by Tuesday.
72 hour forecast:
Tonight: Partly cloudy skies with a low of 46.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny through the morning, with increasing clouds during the afternoon. It will be mild with a high of 63. Winds will shift to the east-southeast at 7-10 mph by 4 p.m.
McCoy Stadium Forecast (6:15 p.m. vs. Syracuse): Cloudy, 57.
Wednesday night: Mostly cloudy with a low of 44. Winds will come from the east-southeast at 3-6 mph.
Thursday: Partly sunny with a high of 59.
Thursday night: Mostly cloudy with an isolated shower between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. We will see a low of 45.
Friday: Cloudy with scattered showers. It will be cooler with a high of 53.
Friday night: Isolated to scattered showers and breezy with a low of 42.
Saturday: Possible showers end by 8 a.m. with partly sunny skies. Highs 57-60, lows 42-45.
Sunday: Mostly sunny until the early afternoon, then increasing clouds with showers by 8 p.m. Highs 65-68, lows 47-50.
Monday: Showers end by 6 a.m. with partly sunny skies. Highs 69-72, lows 51-54.
Tuesday: Partly sunny skies. Highs 71-74, lows 52-55.