One more scorcher before a big cooldown
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — A day of record-setting heat across Southern New England!
Highs away from the water soared through the 80s and approached 90 degrees, with some even reaching it!
It was a dry heat, and with some breezy conditions still in place we still saw elevated fire weather conditions.
Providence’s average first 80 degree day is May 4, so we are around 3 weeks early for that.
Expect another day of record-setting heat tomorrow. We also have an Air Quality Alert for for those with respiratory ailments.
For the weekend, our temperatures drop slightly, but we are still coming in above average for our daytime highs.
A tropical-style low that formed over the Gulf of Mexico is slowly moving northward and will bring some showers to the area as early as Saturday evening.
Showers continue Saturday night into Sunday morning, and then another system coming in from the west will likely bring more showers into Marathon Monday.
TONIGHT: Mainly clear and cool. Winds becoming light and variable. Lows in the 50s.
FRIDAY: Mostly sunny and very warm. Highs in the 80s (70s shore). New records possible.
SATURDAY: Cloudy and relatively cooler, but still quite mild. High 71. Showers possible by sundown.
SUNDAY: Cloudy with showers in the morning. High 61.
MONDAY: Chance of rain. High 63 – good running temperatures.
-Meteorologist Geoff Bansen