Forecast Update: The sun sets on summer

The final weekend of summer is in the books. Overall, it was a nice one, with delightfully dry weather in RI and SE MA Saturday afternoon and Sunday. We have definitely been on a roll weather-wise, but, just like the Pats 10 straight home-opening wins, our streak of gorgeous weather is going to come to an end in the next few days.

Monday looks nice, with sunshine and temperatures climbing to 70-75 after starting the day in the 40s to low 50s. Some clouds will drift in Monday night, but it should stay dry. It will not be as cool, with temps dropping into the mid to upper 50s.

Midweek Rain / Wind in New England

The middle of the week will be unsettled, with a slow-moving system approaching from the west. Tuesday should be breezy to windy, muggier, and mostly cloudy. There may be some passing showers – with a greater likelihood of rain in RI than E MA. More showers will move through Tuesday night, with the best chance for some heavy, wind-driven rain between midnight and noon on Wednesday. It’ll be muggy and mild, with temperatures staying in the mid to upper 60s Tuesday night. Showers should continue for at least the first half of Wednesday before tapering off in the afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 60s to low 70s.

There is the potential for some 30-45 mph wind gusts as the storm front approaches Tuesday night or Wednesday morning. Most should see gusts of at least 25-30 mph.

Tricky late-week forecast – especially in E MA

The front will stall once it gets offshore. A strong area of high pressure over the Canadian Maritimes may actually push the area of clouds and rain back into Eastern New England late Thursday and/or Friday. At this point, it’s too early to say for sure, but the best chance of seeing rain is in Eastern Massachusetts. Right now, the forecast for RI is for partly cloudy skies, with highs in the upper 60s to low 70s.

Another weather system will approach from the west as we head into next weekend. It doesn’t look like a washout, but we’ll probably see some showers at some point next weekend.

Fall begins Saturday at 10:49 am.

Fred Campagna

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

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