The line of severe t-storms fizzled as they reached some maritime air over Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts Saturday night. Many in RI and SE MA received brief, heavy downpours, but the strong, damaging winds did not reach those areas.
The front that brought the showers will be stalled just offshore on Sunday. There will be a weak storm that develops on the front near North Carolina and moves northeast passing east of Nantucket Sunday night. The end result: we’ll see plenty of clouds and some showers on Sunday. It will be somewhat cool, with highs in the upper 60s. It’s a transition day from the oppressive humidity that we saw on Saturday to the bone-dry fall-like air that will move in on Monday.
As the storm passes, there could be a period of steady rain on Nantucket and the Cape Sunday afternoon and night. The rest of us will see showers, with the lowest chance of rain in NW RI.
Skies will clear by dawn Monday, and a beautiful stretch of weather is likely through the workweek. If you’re looking for a fall preview, you’ll love Monday and Tuesday. It will gradually get warmer after Tuesday, with highs approaching 80 again by Thursday.