Sunny, warm, much drier on Wednesday

It has been a rough stretch of weather in Southern New England. Right Weather went into “Live Blog” mode for the third consecutive day as strong to severe thunderstorms moved through the Northeast. Tuesday’s storms were heaviest in Southern RI and Southeastern MA. Storm wind damage was reported in Barrington and Warren, RI and Swansea, MA. Flash flooding occurred on Cape Cod. The parts of RI that were hit hard on Sunday and Monday were spared the heaviest rain.

The weather will make a dramatic turnaround on Wednesday. It will be sunny, much drier, and still seasonably warm. Highs will be in the low 80s inland and 70s near the coast with a light west-southwest breeze. Dew points will drop into the 50s after spending several days in the mid 60s to low 70s. Wednesday night will not be particularly cool, but it should be comfortable, with lows in the upper 50s to low 60s.

Warm sunshine Wednesday as a strong cold front approaches from the northwest
Warm sunshine Wednesday as a strong cold front approaches from the northwest

A cold front will move through Southern New England Thursday morning. A passing shower or thunderstorm is possible, but the rain will not be as widespread as it was for the past few days. Thursday afternoon will feature a blend of clouds and sun, a northerly breeze, and temperatures falling through the 60s. Very dry air will move in Thursday night. The temperature will fall into the low to mid 40s in the countryside, and into the upper 40s to low 50s in the cities and near the coast by dawn Friday.

Friday looks like a delightful day, albeit a bit cool for early September. It will be mostly sunny with highs ranging from the mid 60s to low 70s. Friday night will also be clear and cool. The temperature may drop to near 40° in the valleys by early Saturday morning. It will be closer to 50° in the cities and near the coast.

Saturday will be a fine late-summer day. Skies will be partly to mostly sunny with highs in the low to mid 70s. Another cold front is in the forecast for Sunday. Right now, it looks like partly cloudy skies with scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs will be in the 70s. More cool, dry weather is likely early next week.

Fred Campagna

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

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