Drier weather arrives Friday

Heavy showers and thunderstorms rolled through the central part of RI and interior SE MA around midday on Thursday. Localized street flooding occurred in the heaviest rain in parts of Kent and Providence Counties in RI. There is a slight shower and thunderstorm threat Thursday night as a cold front approaches, but most of the area will stay rain-free and muggy. It will be mostly cloudy with patchy fog overnight. Low temperatures will be in the mid to upper 60s.

Drier air moves into New England from Canada as a cold front departs on Friday
Drier air moves into New England from Canada as a cold front departs on Friday

A cold front will move offshore early Friday. The wind will shift from the southwest to north-northeast, opening the door to lower humidity. Friday afternoon looks partly sunny with the outside chance of a passing pop-up shower. It should be noticeably less humid by late in the day. Highs will be in the low to mid 80s inland, and near 80 at the south coast. The wind direction will keep it in the 70s in coastal Eastern Massachusetts. Friday night looks mainly clear and comfortable. Lows will be in the upper 50s to low 60s. The weather should be pretty nice for the New England Country Music Festival this weekend.

The weekend is shaping up to be gorgeous in Southern New England. Saturday will be mostly sunny, dry, and pleasant. Highs will be in the mid to upper 70s with a light northeast breeze. It will be clear and comfy Saturday night. Lows will be in the low to mid 50s. Sunday looks like another great day. It will be mostly sunny and a bit warmer, with highs in the low 80s inland, and 70s near the coast. The humidity will stay low through the day.

It will stay dry through Sunday night, with lows near 60. A system approaching from Canada will bring showers and thunderstorms Monday afternoon into Monday night.

Fred Campagna

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

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