The weather dried out quite nicely after the record rainfall at the start of the weekend. The Pawtuxet River in Cranston, RI crested at a height of 11.23 ft around midday Sunday. That is the 15th highest crest on record, and resulted in minor to moderate flooding. By comparison, the river crested at 20.79 ft. in March of 2010. Sunday was a fine finish to the weekend, with highs near 80 inland, and in the 70s near the coast.
After a dry start, clouds will increase on Monday, and showers are possible by late in the day. Highs will be in the low to mid 70s with a southeasterly breeze. Widespread showers and thunderstorms will hold off until after sunset, with rain likely at night. There is the potential for some heavy downpours and embedded thunderstorms. Lows will be in the low 60s.
Tuesday will be partly to mostly cloudy with the chance of more showers and thunderstorms. Highs will be in the low to mid 70s. The unsettled pattern will last into Wednesday, although showers should not be as widespread. Highs will be in the 70s on Wednesday.
Thursday looks dry before another system makes a run at Southern New England late in the workweek. Highs will be in the mid to upper 70s with partly sunny skies on Thursday. The late-week system looks like it may stay just far enough south to spare all but the coast the threat of rain Thursday night into early Friday. The forecast on Friday is for increasing sunshine, with highs in the 70s.
The early outlook for Father’s Day weekend is for dry and seasonable weather. Highs inland should be near 80, and sea breezes will keep the coast in the 70s. Both Saturday and Sunday look partly to mostly sunny, with it getting a bit muggier on Sunday.