October is in the books as warmer and wetter than normal in the Providence area. There was 123% of the normal rainfall. The temperature averaged 2° warmer than normal. It is the fourth straight month with an average temperature at least 2° above normal. It is also the ninth month this year that was warmer than normal.
November is beginning with seasonably cool weather on Tuesday. It will get warmer on Wednesday with highs in the low to mid 60s under partly sunny skies. Thursday also looks relatively warm. Lows will be in the 40s, and highs will be in the 60s as clouds increase and showers arrive around sunset. It does not look like soaking rain, with 0.1-0.25″ rain expected as a cold front passes through Thursday evening.
Dry weather returns on Friday. It will be brisk and chilly, with highs only near 50. Lows will be in the low to mid 30s Saturday morning. The weekend will likely be dry and seasonably cool, with highs in the mid 50s. The normal highs and lows through mid-November are mid 50s and mid 30s. Don’t forget to set your clocks back Saturday night as Daylight Saving Time ends.
The weather looks fairly quiet through the middle of next week. It will be milder in the midweek, with highs in the upper 50s to low 60s. The long-range outlook is for some precipitation either late next workweek or at the start of the weekend. Odds favor rain instead of snow, but we’re getting to the time of the year where we need to watch the track of these storms!