I just wanted to start the article by giving everyone a quick update on power outages. As of 6PM ET, Rhode Island is down to 79,000 customers without power. In Massachusetts, the amount of customers without power is down to 112,000. We will be entering power outages lasting five days, as of September 1 st.
Forecast Discussion: High pressure continues to be in control of our weather, and that will mean more sunshine ahead. A little bit of moisture will be in the atmosphere Thursday, so some areas of Rhode Island will see more clouds than sun. However, no precipitation is expected. The high will continue to give us nice weather into the first half of the Labor Day weekend. However, by Saturday night, a cold front will slowly move towards New England. This will keep clouds and isolated to scattered showers in the forecast through Monday night. Also, a long wave trough will remain overhead of New England in the upper levels of the atmosphere. This will make temperatures next week slightly cooler than normal. So, please enjoy the last few days, as we are working our way towards the unofficial end of summer.
72 hour forecast:
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low of 60.
Thursday: Partly to mostly sunny, and a high of 79. Winds will be from the east-northeast at 8-12 mph.
Thursday night: Partly to mostly cloudy, with a low of 57. Winds will be from the northeast at 5-8 mph.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high of 76.
Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low of 57.
Saturday: Becoming cloudy by the late afternoon, with late evening showers, and a high of 82.
Saturday night: Cloudy with scattered showers, with a low of 66.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy, with a passing shower in the evening. Highs 78-81, lows 64-67.
Labor Day: Mostly cloudy, with scattered showers, especially in the late afternoon. Highs 77-80, lows 59-62.
Tuesday: Leftover shower in the morning, otherwise mostly cloudy. Highs 73-76, lows 56-59.
Wednesday: Partly sunny. Highs 73-76, lows 57-60.