Forecast Update: Rain Friday into Saturday

Dry, cool air swept into Southern New England on a gusty northwesterly wind Tuesday. The wind will diminish Tuesday night, and it will be a nice recipe for some radiational cooling with clear skies and dry air. The temperature will fall to 32-36 in the countryside, and 37-42 near the coast and in the cities. Some patchy frost is possible in the outlying areas.

Wednesday should be a fine day, with lots of sunshine, less wind, and highs in the low 60s. It will not be quite as chilly Wednesday night under partly cloudy skies. Lows will be in the 40s. Thursday should be partly sunny, breezy, and milder. Highs will be in the mid to upper 60s.

Rain returns to Southern New England on Friday

A storm system arrives by Friday afternoon with a gusty southerly wind and some rain. Right now, the exact timing and amount of rain is uncertain, but it is a safe bet that all of Rhode Island and Massachusetts will receive some rain Friday night. At this point, it looks like the rain will arrive in the afternoon Friday, and last until about dawn on Saturday. The storm is still a few days away, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see the timing on the rain shift by 6-8 hours. Of course, if it is delayed by that amount of time, then part of Saturday will be wet. Right now, we’re cautiously optimistic that the showers will be gone by mid-morning Saturday, leaving us with some dry weather for most of the weekend. It will be mild Friday and Saturday with highs in the mid to upper 60s. Sunday should be dry and seasonable, with highs in the low to mid 60s.

Looking ahead to early next week, there are not any big storms in the forecast. Monday should be dry and mild, a cold front will move through between Tuesday and Wednesday. We’ll see some colder air in the middle of the 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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