Forecast Update: Cool breeze Thursday in RI and SE MA

Thursday will start with some cool sunshine and early morning temperatures in the 40s to low 50s. It will warm into the 60s during the afternoon, but an east-northeast breeze of 10-15 mph will have it feeling like early-fall weather in RI and SE MA. Thursday night looks mainly clear and cool, with lows in the 40s to low 50s.

The RI weather will likely stay mainly clear through the end of the workweek, but some clouds will drift into SE MA – especially the Cape and islands, by late Friday or Friday night. It should be a few degrees warmer than Thursday with highs near 70.

A few showers are possible on Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket late Friday into early Saturday. Saturday afternoon looks fine, with highs in the low to mid 70s inland, and upper 60s to low 70s near the coast. Fall arrives Saturday morning. Check out my update on some of the fall normals, including temperatures, first frost and foliage peaks.

A cold front will swing through Southern New England on Sunday bringing the threat of a few showers. It does not look like we’ll see widespread or heavy rain, so any showers should be nothing more than a nuisance – they will not dominate the day. Outdoor activities should not be postponed or cancelled based on this forecast. Highs will be in the upper 60s to low 70s – maybe a bit warmer if the front approaches slowly.

The airmass behind that cold front is going to be rather cool. Lows Monday and Tuesday will be in the upper 30s to mid 40s (coolest in the countryside), and highs will be in the 60s.

The wind will swing back around to the southwest ahead of another cold front on Wednesday. That should allow the temperature to bounce back into the upper 60s to low 70s.

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Fred Campagna

President and Chief Meteorologist - Right Weather LLC AMS Certified Consulting Meteorologist #756 AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist #126

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