We will be saying “so long” to the 80s for a while in Southeastern New England. Friday looks like the last very warm day for the rest of this month, and October averages just one 80° day per year in Providence. Since 2013, there have been only three years with 80° days in October in Providence. So, fall-like weather arrives a couple of days late in Southern New England, but it will stay with us through next week.
The normal high temperature is in around 70° in the last week of September, and we will not be too far from that for most of the next week. A round of showers is likely Friday night as cool air arrives on a northerly breeze. The shower threat ends around dawn on Saturday, and the day will be partly sunny, breezy, and slightly cool, with highs in the mid to upper 60s.
The temperature dips into the 40s to low 50s Saturday night under clear skies. Sunday looks bright and cool, with highs in the mid 60s and a northerly breeze. Sunday night is likely to be the coolest of the season so far, with lows in the 40s in most places, and possibly some 30s in the countryside.
Dry weather is ahead for Monday, with increasing afternoon clouds. It will be cool again, with highs in the 60s. A front swinging through early Tuesday may bring more rain in the morning, followed by dry seasonable weather in the afternoon. Highs may reach 70° on Tuesday.
It’s not a very high-confidence forecast, but the middle to end of next week looks dry and seasonably cool. Highs will be in the 60s, and lows will be in the 40s. We’ll have to keep our eye on anything that tries to develop just off the Eastern Seaboard late in the week.
The tropics are fairly quiet. Tropical Storm Karl will brush by Bermuda on its way out to sea this weekend. Tropical Storm Lisa is a non-factor. There is another tropical wave coming off the African coast. It’s no threat to land for a long while, if ever.