Chilly overnight kicks off end of week warmup
PROVIDENCE, RI (WLNE) — Another great day across southern New England, but it was noticeably cooler tan Monday – especially at the coast where highs were stuck in the upper 50s.
Water temperatures currently range from 50-55, and with winds shifting from the north to the east in the afternoon, it’s easy to see why it was cooler.
Areas further inland reached into the low 60s under mostly sunny, albeit hazy, skies. For that, you can blame wildfires burning thousands of miles away in western Canada. The smoke rose and got caught in the jet stream, which sent it all the way across the continent and into the northeastern U.S. This will give us another vibrant sunset this evening.
With a lack of cloud cover, temperatures will rapidly fall through the 40s tonight and will even fall into the 30s in some rural areas, especially in southeast Mass. For that reason, much of Bristol, Plymouth and Norfolk counties are under a FROST ADVISORY through early Wednesday morning. Make sure to take in any sensitive plants!
With full sunshine expected tomorrow, the cold morning will quickly turn into a warm afternoon with highs near 70 away from the water. On Thursday, we will make a run at 80 degrees and likely stay there through Saturday. Both Thursday and Friday will feature a slight chance of a shower or even thunderstorm during the evening hours.
Mother’s Day weekend looks pretty good – especially for mom. Saturday looks cloudier and warmer. Some models hint at a shower, we will keep a close eye on it here. Sunday looks brighter and slightly cooler with highs near 70; a picture-perfect day for all the moms out there!
ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY: Parts of southern New England picked up a foot or more of snow! Providence and much of northern Rhode Island saw over 6″.
Have a great night!
–Meteorologist Geoff Bansen