A rainy Monday, then a terrific finish to summer

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — A slow-moving cold front with a wave of low pressure rippling along the front is causing periods of rain for today. By the afternoon, there looks to be embedded downpours and thundershowers  that can “train” over localized areas repeatedly, resulting in some flooding.

As a result a Flood Watch is in effect until 2 a.m. Tuesday. Rain totals look to be on the order 1-2 inches in many areas with some spots reaching up to around 3 inches. The showers will taper off and end this evening as the front slowly pushes off the coast.

This is a graphic that shows the 7-Day Forecast. (WLNE)

After that the sky clears out quickly for tomorrow morning and a strong ridge of high pressure will build eastward from the Great Lakes on Tuesday, furnishing a fine stretch of weather lasting into Friday, which happens to be the last full day of summer.

Highs today will be in the upper 60s, then drop back to the upper 50s overnight. Tuesday through Friday will be rather fall-like with cool nights into the low 50s and mild days reaching into the low 70s with a good deal of sunshine. Then next threat of rain arrives Saturday night and Sunday.

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