The first two days of the week have been quite nice, with Tuesday falling into the “absolute stunner” category. It will be clear and cool again Tuesday night. The temperature will fall into the 40s to low 50s under clear skies without much of a breeze. It may not be quite as cool as Monday night, when temperatures fell into the 40s in most spots, and low 50s in the “warmer” places. Overall, it was probably the coolest weather in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts since early-June.
There was some nice surf at area beaches from Tropical Storm Leslie over the past several days. The surf should be relaxing because the storm raced through Newfoundland Tuesday with several gusts over 70 mph.
Some warmer, but not humid, weather is in the forecast for the end of the workweek. Wednesday should be terrific, with mostly sunny skies, and highs in the mid to upper 70s. Thursday looks about the same. Friday has the potential to be a bit warmer, but it will largely depend on the wind direction. If it is out of the south or southeast, we’ll see mid to upper 70s again, if it is southwest or west-southwest, we may see 80-85 inland. It should be partly sunny.
Looking ahead to the weekend, the best chance of any showers is mid-weekend – Saturday night into early Sunday. It does not appear that the rain will be long-lived or widespread, and, unlike last week, it’s not a great setup for severe weather. The long-range outlook for the Patriots home opener is for some sunshine, with temps in the 70s for the 1 pm game.
Our next shot at some widespread rain is next Wednesday as a cold front sweeps up some moisture along the Atlantic Seaboard and heads our way. In the meantime, enjoy!