Saturday was a nasty day with gusty northeast winds, rain, and temperatures in the mid 40s in most of Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts. Conditions will not improve much Saturday night as the occasional rain continues, and the wind increases late at night. The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory and High Wind Warning for Southern New England. Peak gusts near 45 mph are possible in Rhode Island, and parts of Eastern Massachusetts could see 55 mph gusts late Saturday night and Sunday morning. Lows will be in the mid to upper 30s early Sunday morning. Remember to set your clocks back before going to bed as Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 am on Sunday.
The strengthening wind will come from a storm which developed near the Carolina coast on Saturday afternoon. The storm should be far enough east that most of its precipitation is in Maine and Eastern Canada. The best chance of rain/snow showers in Southern New England is before noon on Sunday in Eastern Massachusetts. It will be mostly cloudy in the morning, and become partly cloudy from west to east during the afternoon. The wind will be cranking out of the northwest to the tune of 25-45 mph from sunrise to sunset. High temperatures will be in the upper 30s to low 40s, and wind chills will be in the 20s most of the day. The wind will likely be a big factor during the Patriots vs. Broncos game at Gillette Stadium.
Skies will continue clearing Sunday night, and low temperatures will reach the mid 20s to low 30s early Monday morning. The wind will not be as strong, but it will still be noticeable at 10-25 mph all night. Monday will be mostly sunny, breezy, and cool, with highs near 50. It will get warmer and stay dry in the midweek. Highs will approach 60 on Tuesday, and it will be in the low to mid 60s on Wednesday with a developing west-southwest breeze. Both days will be partly cloudy to mostly sunny. Lows will be in the 40s on Wednesday and Thursday morning.
Clouds will increase on Thursday, and rain is likely late in the workweek. A storm moving from the Great Lakes to the East Coast will strengthen and bring steady rain sometime between Thursday afternoon and Friday afternoon.