Storm-free week ends with sub-zero conditions
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Lots of clouds through this evening in advance of a cold front that will push through near midnight with sprinkles. This will deliver colder, more seasonal air for tomorrow. As high pressure builds in, we’ll initially have a lot of wind with feel-like temperatures in the 20s for Tuesday. Wind will lighten mid-week as a storm misses us to the south.
An ARCTIC BLAST of dangerous cold is headed here Friday night through Sunday morning. Wind chill and air temperatures will reach sub-zero Friday night and Saturday morning. This brief shift in the jet stream (upper wind pattern)is similar to what we saw in late December when we fell into the single numbers in southern New England.
These were the morning low temperatures today. Notice in central Canada with a deep snow cover, they were 25 to 40 below zero. That air will move here late week but thankfully will be modified with less severity for us.
Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) is visible now as it makes it’s closest approach to earth this week. Photo by Gilbrt Plumer of Florida is a stack of ten taken over the course of about 6 minutes. More comet photos can be found at https://spaceweather.com/
Catch it in the northeast sky near the little dipper before it’s gone!
Forecast and graphics prepared by Meteorologist Nick Morganelli
TODAY: Sun and clouds. High near 50. Mid 40s this evening. SW wind 5 – 10 mph.
THIS EVE: Mainly cloudy. A midnight sprinkle. Near 40.
TONIGHT: Clearing late. Low near 32. NW breeze 10 -15 mph.
TUESDAY: Sunny and windy. Highs in the mid 30s. Feels like 20s. NW 10-20 mph.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Mostly sunny. Light wind. Highs 32-36.
FRIDAY: Highs in the 20s with wind chills nearing zero by evening. N 10-20 mph.
SATURDAY: Morning temperatures on either side of zero with sub-zero wind chill of 10 to 20 below! Afternoon high temperatures 10 – 15.