Record high temp set in Providence at 87 degrees — breaking old record of 85 set in 1945 1977

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — We have elevated fire weather concerns for today. Dry, warm, and breezy conditions today with winds will be gusting up to 15-20 mph this afternoon and tapering off after 6 p.m.

Future Wind Gusts

Temperatures are on the rise today; mid 80s for inland areas, but a little cooler along coast due to an afternoon sea breeze keeping you in the upper 60’s and 70’s today.Gfs Dma Highs

As of 2:25 p.m., the National Weather Service Boston confirms that the record high temperature was set in Providence at 87 degrees — breaking the old record of 85 set in 1945 and 1977.

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As the temps heat up it might be tempting to get a beach day in, but know the water is much colder than our air temperatures. Our water temps are running about the mid-40s.

Base Map For Misc Climate

For the weekend, we start to cool back down as the temperatures drop, but we are still coming in above average for our daytime highs. The next system starts to make it’s way into our area on Sunday into Monday with our chances of rain starting to increase and temperature heading back to the normal range by Monday.

TODAY: Mostly sunny. High 86.

TONIGHT:  Low 58.

FRIDAY: Partly cloudy. High 84.

SATURDAY:  Mostly cloudy. High 68.

SUNDAY: High 58.Scattered rain showers 30% .

MONDAY: High 62. Rain chances 40%.

TUESDAY: Partly Cloudy. High 62.

Meteorologist Skylar Spinler

 

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