The 97° high temperature in Providence on Wednesday was the hottest September day since 1980, and third hottest since 1937. The heat wave between Monday and Wednesday was the hottest three-day stretch in September since 1983. Since then, we have been cooled by moderate to heavy rain Thursday and Thursday night. The weather will be pleasant to start the weekend, with above normal high temperatures on Saturday. Scattered showers are possible on Sunday, but it does not look like a washout. It will be near or a bit cooler than normal Sunday into Monday, with clouds lingering on Monday.
The weather pattern looks warm and dry in the middle to end of next week. Highs will reach the 80s inland by midweek, and may top out in the mid 80s Thursday or Friday. That’s a solid 10° warmer than normal for mid-September. There may be some late-workweek showers as a cold front passes, but I would not count on much rain. A relatively warm pattern continues into the last 10 days of September, and it does not look very wet through most of the period from Sep 20-25. Check out the video for more details.