A soaking rainstorm will move away from Southern New England Monday night, and dry, but very cold, weather will move in for the midweek. The temperature will fall from near 60° Monday evening to the mid to upper 30s by dawn on Tuesday as the gusty wind shifts to the west when the rain ends around midnight. Most of Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts received 1-2″ of rain on Monday.
Tuesday will be blustery and very cold. The temperature will hover in the mid 30s through midday before falling to near 30 shortly after sunset. It will be a mostly sunny and windy day. The westerly wind will gust to 30 mph, and the wind chill will be 10-15° colder than the air temperature.
The very cold weather will last through the middle of the week. Tuesday night will be mainly clear and like mid-winter, with lows in the mid teens to low 20s, and wind chills in the low teens. Wednesday, while bright, will stay very cold, with highs only in the low to mid 30s.
It will not be as cold Wednesday night. Skies will become mostly cloudy, and snow showers or flurries are possible late at night. Lows will be in the mid to upper 20s. Thursday will be partly cloudy with highs in the low 40s. The “warm-up” will not last for long. The temperature will tumble into the 20s Thursday night, and Friday will be mostly sunny, but cold, with highs in the 30s again.
It looks very cold at the start of the weekend. Lows will be in the teens to low 20s Saturday morning. The afternoon will be sunny and cold, with highs in the mid to upper 30s. The wind will shift to the southwest on Sunday, and that it help the temperature get closer to normal (low 50s) for this time of the year. It should stay dry through Sunday afternoon.