A lengthy dry stretch in Southeastern New England will end on Monday. Showers are possible by dawn in Rhode Island, and the rain will spread into Southeastern Massachusetts during the morning. The rain may be heavy at times in the morning before tapering to showers in the afternoon. It will be unseasonably cool, with temperatures hovering in the upper 50s to low 60s most of the day.
We are expecting 0.5-1″ of rain in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts. A decent soaking after nearly two weeks of mainly dry weather. Monday night looks damp and cool. There may be a few lingering showers or some drizzle and mist. Lows will be in the mid to upper 50s.
Skies will become partly sunny on Tuesday. An approaching cold front may trigger a passing shower or thundershower in the afternoon, but widespread rain is not likely. It will be a warmer day, with highs in the low 80s inland, and 70s near the coast.
Pleasant weather arrives on Wednesday. Look for mostly sunny skies with lows near 60, and highs in the low to mid 70s. A few showers are possible on Thursday as another disturbance nears. It does not look like a washout. Expect partly cloudy skies with highs in the 70s. Friday looks warmer with highs in the 80s inland.
Looking all the way ahead to next weekend…a disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico could become a tropical storm and bring heavy rain to Texas. There is a chance that the remnants of that system will get caught in the jet stream and bring rain to Southern New England sometime next weekend. We’ll continue to track it.