Holiday Travel Trouble
High pressure will deliver a clear sky through Wednesday and a lighter wind starting tomorrow. Our next weather maker is a storm system that tracks through the great lakes on Thursday and Friday. This will bring a mild flow of air and a strong southerly wind to Rhode Island. Highs reach into the 50s with a wind-driven rain Friday. We could see some issues along shoreline communities in areas that are vulnerable to wave action. Following this storm, a cold front will push through Friday night and open the door to a surge of frigid air both Saturday and Sunday for the holiday weekend. Wind chill will likely reach for zero on Christmas Eve. High pressure builds in on Christmas Day with less wind, but it stays cold.
The Winter Solstice is this Wednesday at 4:48 pm. Officially, astronomical winter begins! The sun at solar noon is over 21 1/2 degrees south latitude, the Tropic of Capricorn. Our length of daylight increases going forward. Length of Day is 9 hours and 8 minutes today and one month from the solstice, on Jan. 21st we will gain 30 minutes!
This Afternoon: Sun and clouds. Windy. High near 38. Feels like 20s. NW 15-25 mph.
Tonight: Starlit and Breezy. Low near 28.
Tomorrow: Mostly Sunny. High near 40. Light wind.
Wednesday: Sunshine, near 40. Light wind.
Thursday: A.M. Sun to P.M. clouds, Highs 40s.
Friday: Wind driven rain. Mild with highs in the mid 50s. SE wind 25-45 mph
Christmas Weekend: Windy and much colder Saturday. Feels like single numbers! Sunny Sunday. Highs near 30.