The temperature reached the 50s on Friday for only the seventh time this month in the Providence area. Rain showers were very slowly moving east through Western New England in the afternoon. A few light showers are possible Friday evening with mostly cloudy skies after midnight. It will not be a cold night, with lows in the low to mid 40s.
The weekend will begin with dry weather Saturday morning. It will likely stay dry through early in the afternoon before rain develops from south to north. Once again, it will be mild, with highs in the low to mid 50s. Rain should become steady late in the day, and moderate to heavy rain is in the forecast for Saturday night.
1-2.5″ of rain is likely Saturday night into Sunday morning in Southern New England. The temperature will fall from the mid to upper 40s to the upper 30s to low 40s by early Sunday. The wind will increase to 10-25 mph out of the northeast then north. It is unclear if the rain will continue during the day Sunday or if there will be a break in the action for 6-12 hours before more showers Sunday night. It will stay cool, with the temperature hovering near 40 on Sunday afternoon.
If the storm lingers Sunday night into Monday, there may be some snow or mixed precipitation away from the coast. At this point, significant accumulation is not expected. Monday looks raw, with highs in the mid to upper 30s and occasional rain or mixed precipitation. The system will move out late Monday, and better weather is ahead for the midweek.
Tuesday and Wednesday both look partly to mostly sunny with highs in the upper 40s Tuesday, and mid 50s on Wednesday. Clouds will increase on Thursday, and more rain is possible late next week.