Monday – Noon update
Showers and t-storms are likely through mid-afternoon in RI and SE MA. Some of the rain will be heavy at times, and some minor street flooding is possible. The heaviest rain will likely be near the coast. It will be very mild, with temperatures close to 60. Heavy showers should move away by this evening, but some lighter rain showers are likely overnight.
There will be some wet and mild weather in Southern New England to start the week. Showers are likely Sunday night into Monday morning, with the temperature gradually rising from the 40s to the low 50s by dawn on Monday. Monday will be very mild, but also damp and breezy, with occasional showers, drizzle and mist. The high temperature will be near 60 degrees. The record high in Providence for the date is 67, set in 1946. It is unlikely that it will get that mild in the Providence area. Showers, drizzle and mist are likely for the Monday Night Football game at Gillette Stadium. The temperature will stay in the upper 50s through Monday evening before turning a bit cooler late at night.
Possible close call Wednesday
Showers will end by 7 am Tuesday, and it looks like a dry, seasonable day, with highs in the low to mid 40s. A second storm will form on the trailing cold front off the Southeastern US coast Tuesday night into Wednesday. Right now, the odds favor that storm missing Southern New England, but there is still the outside chance it moves a bit farther north than currently projected. If it takes the northerly track, then some snow would be added to the forecast for Wednesday and/or Wednesday night. At this point, the forecast is for partly cloudy skies with highs in the upper 30s to low 40s on Wednesday.
Another storm late next weekend
Dry, cool weather is likely Thursday through Saturday. Highs will be in the low to mid 40s, and lows will be in the 20s to low 30s under partly cloudy skies. Looking all the way ahead to next Sunday, another storm will move from the Great Lakes to the Northeast. It will probably be too mild for snow/ice in Southeastern New England, but it bears watching. Once again, another primetime Patriots game at Gillette Stadium (Sunday 82o pm) could be impacted by the weather. Overall, the pattern looks colder and continued stormy for the following week.