A glance at the week ahead

Flooded roads in Coventry after 3+" of rain in a couple of hours Sunday morning
Flooded roads in Coventry after 3-5″ of rain in a few hours Sunday morning

September got off to a wild start in part of Southern New England with locally heavy thunderstorms bringing flash flooding to Kent County in RI and the Boston Metro area. The showers and storms gradually moved inland during the day. Mostly cloudy, muggy and damp conditions persisted in RI and SE MA. The weather will stay unsettled for the rest of the Labor Day weekend. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible Sunday night through most of Tuesday as a slow-moving weather system heads east from the Great Lakes.

It will be very mild and humid Sunday night, with patchy fog near the coast, and lows in the mid 60s to low 70s. Monday looks similar to Sunday with a shower/t-storm threat and plenty of clouds. Highs will be in near 80 inland, and in the 70s at the coast. Once again, it is very difficult to pin down the exact timing and place of the thunderstorms. Your best bet is to Check the Interactive Radar: and download the free Right WX App: to track the storms.

It is status quo Monday night into Tuesday as it stays muggy and mild with the chance of showers and thunderstorms. A last round of thunderstorms may develop Tuesday afternoon as the cold front finally pushes through. Highs will be in the mid 70s near the coast, and near 80 inland on Tuesday.

The mid to late week weather looks a lot better in Southern New England. Wednesday will be mostly sunny with highs in the mid to upper 70s. It will be much less humid, with dew points dropping into the 50s. A cold front will move through on Thursday. It may trigger showers and storms, and it will followed by a reinforcing shot of dry Canadian air. Thursday does not look like a washout, and the best chance of thunderstorms appears to be late in the day or during the evening.

Friday will be dry and seasonably cool. Highs may only be in the low 70s, and lows will be in the 50s. Next weekend will begin with fine weather. Saturday should be mostly sunny with highs in the mid to upper 70s – a delightful early September day. Another cold front will pass sometime between Saturday night and Sunday night. It will likely not have a lot of rain associated with it, and Sunday is looking mainly dry regardless of when the front passes. If it passes Saturday night, Sunday will be dry and seasonably cool, it if it is delayed until Sunday night, then Sunday will be breezy and muggy with a late-summer feel.

Cover photo by

Fred Campagna

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

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