Through September 24, September 2015 is the third warmest in the Providence area since 1932. It will be seasonable this weekend before another slight warm-up early next week. With 1.11″ of rain, it now sits as the 12th driest since 1905. A dry September is nothing new – last year was the 2nd driest on record. There will be a few showers in the early to middle part of next week, but likely not the soaking rain we could use.
This pattern is interesting because it can be feast or famine. While the Northeast is very dry, the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast has a stuck storm system bringing inches of rain. It’s not out of the realm of possibility that a slow-moving storm system develops along the East Coast and brings steady rain late next week or early the following week, but, right now, that seems unlikely. Looking further down the road, the pattern does not look as “stuck”, and we’ll likely see rain chances every few days through mid-October.