Forecast discussion: You probably could not ask for a better April day for Providence on Tuesday. After a few morning showers, we had bright sunshine, with temperatures reaching a high of 77 degrees in the capital city at 2 p.m. It has not been this warm since late October.
However, the extremely warm temperatures will be coming to an end after tomorrow. A warm front to our north will slowly slip southward this evening. It will carry a round of showers into the Northeast U.S., and we will see some showers into dawn and the morning commute. But, the showers should come to and quickly, but we will only see limited sunshine during the afternoon.
As the warm front slips into Southern New England, our temperatures will drastically cool down. Also, more showers will enter the region, as it follows the frontal boundary on Thursday. As we approach Thursday night into Friday, a low pressure system moving into central Texas at the moment will move into the Mid-Atlantic region. This low will bring some heavier rain on Friday afternoon. We may see an inch to an inch and a half of rain by Friday night.
By early Saturday morning, the shower activity will come to an end, as high pressure slowly builds into the Great Lakes from Alberta, Canada. We will see dry weather with temperatures slowly climbing into the middle 50’s for the weekend. As we approach Monday, another low pressure system will move through the area, and will give us some showers by the afternoon. As we go into Tuesday, a second low will help create some stronger precipitation by the morning, before tapering to showers by the afternoon. The low will move offshore in time for Tuesday evening. Temperatures will increase into the middle 60’s by Tuesday.
72 hour forecast:
Tonight: Cloudy skies with showers developing around 3 a.m. We will see a low of 49.
Wednesday: Scattered showers will end by mid-morning, with partly sunny skies by the afternoon. We will see a high of 68 with winds shifting to the southeast at 4-7 mph in the afternoon.
Fenway Park Forecast (7:10 p.m. vs. Baltimore Orioles): Mostly cloudy, 55.
Wednesday night: Becoming cloudy with showers arriving around 11 p.m. with a low of 46. Winds will shift to the northeast at 5-8 mph.
Thursday: Numerous showers in the morning, with scattered showers in the late afternoon. It will be cooler with a high of 51.
Thursday night: Showers with a low of 38.
Friday: Precipitation turning to heavy rain by mid-afternoon, before lighting to showers by the evening. I’m expecting a high of 50.
Friday night: Showers ending a few hours before dawn with a low of 39.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. Highs 55-58, lows 35-38.
Sunday: Partly sunny. Highs 54-57, lows 35-38.
Monday: Mostly cloudy with showers by the afternoon. Highs 58-61, lows 45-48.
Tuesday: Light to moderate rain in the morning, tapering to showers by the afternoon, before ending in the afternoon. Highs 64-67, lows 43-46.