Forecast Update: Unsettled weather straight ahead

Clouds will thicken Thursday night in advance of the next wet weather system on the way for Friday into the weekend. Showers should develop from west to east on Friday, with the best chance of steady rain in the late-afternoon and evening. It will be a relatively cool day, with lows in the low 50s and highs in the upper 50s to low 60s.

Fred’s Friday Weather Rating

Fred's RI Weather Forecast Rating

The first area of rain will likely move through Southern New England by early to mid-morning Saturday. Thick clouds will likely persist on Saturday, and there could be some drizzle and mist. Once again, it will be on the cool side, with highs only in the low 60s.

A second storm will develop to our south Saturday night. That one may move just far enough east to spare us the steadiest rain, but more showers may move through Sunday morning. It will continue to be cooler than normal, as temperatures struggle to get into the low 60s under thick cloud cover.

Timing and Totals

The steadiest rain is likely from Friday 2 pm to Saturday 2 am. After that, there is a better chance of drizzle and mist than rain showers through Saturday night. Sunday morning may feature another round of showers.

Even though some rain is in the forecast from Friday to Sunday, the totals will not be overwhelming. Most of us will pick up 0.5-1.0″ of rain in that 60 hour stretch from midday Friday to late Sunday evening.

If you have outdoor plans this weekend, your best bet may be to do one or all of the following:

Early October Forecast

Looking ahead to next week, Monday will be partly to mostly cloudy with the chance of a passing shower as a disturbance rotates through New England from west to east.

The forecast for the middle of next week is uncertain. It’s possible another weather system moves from the Mid-Atlantic into the Northeast bringing rain back to Southern New England as soon as late Tuesday lasting into early Wednesday. Overall, the weather looks milder by the mid to latter portion of next week.

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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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