A rare stretch of unsettled weather is ahead for Southeastern New England. Monday morning was the coolest of the season, with lows in the 30s and 40s. It will be bright and milder in the afternoon, with highs in the mid 60s. Clouds increase Monday night as a cold front approaches. A line of showers, with the slight chance of an embedded thunderstorm, moves through RI and SE MA Tuesday morning. The best chance of rain is between 5-10 am. While there may be a few downpours, it does not look like there will be more than 0.5″ of rain. Dry weather returns in the afternoon, with highs near 70.
It looks mainly dry, but mostly cloudy Wednesday and Thursday as a storm system slowly rolls east through the Ohio Valley. Highs will be in the upper 60s Wednesday, and the low to mid 60s on Thursday. It looks mostly cloudy, with a few showers possible, but steady rain is unlikely.
There is a better chance of rain from Friday into Saturday. A decent soaking is possible, with about a 50/50 chance of at least 0.5″ of rain through Saturday. If you have outdoor plans Friday or Saturday, keep a close eye on this forecast, because it’s possible that one or both of the days could be a washout. At this point, it looks like early Saturday is the best bet for steady rain.
The weather will likely stay damp and dreary through the weekend. Clouds will prevail on Sunday, and more showers are possible. Highs will only be in the low to mid 60s from Friday through Sunday. Slow improvement is ahead for early next week, but do not expect a big warm-up. Highs will likely stay in the 60s through most of next workweek.
The tropics are heating up again. There is a disturbance in the Atlantic Ocean that will likely become a tropical storm. As you can see from the graphic below, it’s likely to head into the Southern Caribbean before turning north towards Hispaniola next week. We’ll keep an eye on it!