Forecast Update: Fine Friday, rain next week

Believe it or not, weeks like this were some of the toughest when I worked on TV. It wasn’t having to go into the station during some incredibly gorgeous weather, it was trying to come up with enough superlatives so I wouldn’t sound like a broken record every time I gave a forecast.

It has been one beautiful day after another in Rhode Island and Massachusetts this week, and we’ll round out the work week with another spectacular September day Friday. It looks very similar to Thursday, with mostly sunny skies, highs flirting with 80s inland, and in the low to mid 70s near the coast due to an onshore breeze.

A weak, moisture-starved disturbance will move through late Friday night or Saturday morning. There may be a few showers around Saturday morning, but don’t expect anything heavy enough to keep the kids off the sports fields. We should see some sunshine, and it will still be relatively mild, with highs in the mid 70s.

As that disturbance moves offshore, cool Canadian high pressure will move in for the second half of the weekend. Sunday should be a stunner. It will be mostly sunny, and comfortably cool, with highs in the upper 60s. The wind will be out of the north-northeast early in the day, but relax during the afternoon. Overall, it’s awesome weather for the CVS Caremark Downtown 5K in Providence, and for the Patriots vs. Cardinals at Gillette Stadium.

Storm shows potential for rain/wind in RI, MA, CT, NH, VT
Tuesday looks like a wet day in the Northeast

We’ll see more decent weather Monday, and after a cool start, we should reach the 70s in the afternoon. The weather finally takes a turn for the worse on Tuesday. We’ll get some rain, which could be heavy at times, with a gusty southerly wind. The storm is showing the potential for 1-2″ of rain in New England, which would be a welcome soaking after a dry stretch since last weekend.

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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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