Temps to soar across Southern New England this week
PROVIDENCE, RI — Let the warmup begin!
After a nice sunny day across the area on Monday, temperatures will jump into the low 70s on Tuesday.
A FIRE WEATHER WATCH is in effect on Tuesday and could get upgraded to a warning. In addition to the warmer weather, it will also be be a bit windier and the air will be drier.
More clouds come in Tuesday night, so I expect Wednesday to be a degree or two cooler – but it also means that Wednesday morning will be very mild, in the mid-50s.
The real ‘hot stuff’ arrives Thursday as we will see 80s away from the water. I don’t expect to hit a new record on Thursday, but Friday seems likely.
Temperatures won’t be the only things up there this week – allergies will be sky-high through Saturday. We are entering peak tree pollen season as is, but this exceptionally warm weather will compound things.
Things will cool off a bit on Saturday as more clouds move in, and we will finally need some form of rain gear come Sunday into Monday as high pressure finally recedes far enough offshore.
–Meteorologist Geoff Bansen
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