Breezy winds and average temps for the week

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — The wind will be sticking around with us over the next few days. Winds will be gusting up to 25 mph later on this evening.  The reason for all this wind is that Low pressure sitting over the Canadian Maritimes will be cut off from the jet stream and High pressure over the Great Lakes will press up against the ocean system to create tighter gradient to funnel the winds through a little faster than normal.

Until this pattern can break down, the winds will remain quite active through Thursday. Clouds will continue to be thrown in our direction as that Maritime Low sends spokes of energy down across the region, but the good news is that we will be staying dry.

As we look ahead toward the weekend, another storm system will be working into the Ohio Valley and then redeveloping on the coast just south of New England. Much like the last several storms that tracked here it looks like snow will develop late Saturday and most likely mix with or change to rain in southernmost New England. However, there is conflicting outcomes from  the European and American model guidance.

As you can see here the European Model keeps the precipitation to the south of us and has it arriving in the morning hours.

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The American Model is running slower and colder and has the precipitation track moving into the area Saturday evening.

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As of now, we will give it a couple more days in order to get a good handle on how this should play out and see if we can get an agreement with the models closer to the weekend. Check back in for updates.

Don’t forget to set the clocks ahead one hour as Daylight Saving Time arrives on Saturday night!

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TODAY: Increasing clouds through out the day with temperatures rounding out in the upper 30’s. Winds, Breezy NNW 10-20 MPH.

TONIGHT:  We will remain breezy with lows in the upper 20s. Winds NW 10-20 MPH.

WEDNESDAY: partial sunshine, windy. Highs in the mid 40s.

THURSDAY: partly sunny, winds easing. Highs mid 40s.

FRIDAY: Partly sunny. Highs upper 40s.

SATURDAY: High’s in the 40’s. Models are not agreeing on how the next round of wintry weather will play out. After 9pm and before 4am we reach full saturation in the atmosphere to produce the wintry mix, and that combined with us hitting the freezing mark would make conditio

ns slippery overnight.

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