An active weather pattern is developing for the Eastern United States over the next 10 days. There will be drought relief in the Northeast with several rainmakers on the way. After a dry start to the workweek, rain will arrive on Tuesday and continue into Tuesday night. It will be steadiest late in the day and Tuesday evening. Winds may gust over 30 mph near the coast. The temperature will rise into the mid 50s.
Rain ends before dawn on Wednesday, but another storm system approaching by late Wednesday means there will be little, if any, clearing between storms. Rain begins again by around sunset on Wednesday, and continues through the night, ending by around dawn on Thursday.
The two storm systems will combine to bring 1-2″ of rain to Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts. It will turn gradually cooler late in the workweek into the weekend. Highs will range from the mid to upper 50s on Thursday to the low to mid 40s by Sunday afternoon. Each day should get about 5° cooler. It looks dry from Thursday through Sunday.
Another storm is possible early next week, with the potential for more soaking rain on Monday. Of course, at this time of the year we need to watch the track of the storm closely for rain or snow, but the system early next week looks like it will be inland and bring rain instead of snow.