A storm system that has wreaked havoc from west to east across the United States will sweep through Southern New England with rain Thursday night into Friday morning. The heaviest rain is likely before dawn, with the storm moving offshore by mid to late morning on Friday. The storm will be followed by mainly dry weather through the weekend, and the pattern will likely stay dry through most of Thanksgiving week, although we are watching an offshore storm early next week.
Rain showers will become steady rain by late in the evening. Rain will continue, heavy at times, through the night. There will be 15-30 mph south-southeast winds, strongest near the coast. The temperature will be in the upper 50s to low 60s.
Rain will end from west to east shortly after dawn. 0.5-1″ of rain is expected before the storm departs. Clouds may linger for a few hours after the rain ends, but some afternoon sunshine is likely. The temperature will be in the 50s during the day. Friday evening looks quiet and cool, with the temperature falling into the 30s by dawn on Saturday.
Look for partly cloudy skies with highs in the upper 40s. The temperature will dip into the mid 30s Saturday night as more clouds arrive late at night.
A passing cold front may trigger isolated showers. It will be partly cloudy with highs in the low 50s. Skies will clear Sunday night with lows in the 30s Monday morning.
A storm in the Atlantic Ocean may come close enough to clip Cape Cod and the Islands with rain and wind on Monday. Right now, it does not look like the rain will get far enough west to affect RI and interior SE MA. Highs will only be in the low to mid 40s with mostly cloudy skies. The temperature will fall into the 20s Monday night as clouds leave.
The weather looks fine for Pre-Thanksgiving travel in the midweek. You can expect clear to partly cloudy skies with highs in the mid to upper 40s. Lows will be in the mid 20s to low 30s.
The early outlook for Thanksgiving is for dry and seasonably cool weather. Highs will be in the mid to upper 40s, and lows will be in the upper 20s to mid 30s. It also looks like it will stay dry for Black Friday.