Cool, Quiet Start to the Week

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Man, oh man was it chilly this morning.  In fact, the overnight low in Providence was the coldest in more than 6 months and it came within 1 degree of the record low. 

Temperatures will rebound and with the help of dry high pressure to our south, it turns into a pleasant fall day.

Temperatures will still be running about 10F colder than normal, but winds will stay light and there will be plenty of sun.

As high pressure continues to slide east, a weak frontal system will drop from central Canada into the northeastern US on Tuesday.  As it moves overhead, a passing shower or two is possible. 

While the showers won’t amount to much (less than 0.10″ of rain), the Red Sox and their fans may have to deal with a leftover shower at the start of Game 1 of the World Series at Fenway.

Another isolated shower is possible on Wednesday, but there are no big storm systems in the forecast this work week.

The weather pattern looks to become more active by the weekend.  We are looking at a potential coastal storm developing.  Part of the ingredients for the storm will come from an Eastern Pacific Ocean hurricane, Willa, that has become a Category 4 storm early this morning.

The hurricane is expected to make landfall in Mexico and then bring heavy rain to Texas.  Moisture from Willa will move across the US Gulf Coast before emerging off of the mid-Atlantic this weekend.  Willa’s moisture will try to combine with a big upper-level trough to spawn a new coastal storm–a potential nor’easter–this weekend.

Details like the track, intensity and timing of the storm still need to be ironed out, but there’s the potential for rain, wind, rough seas and coastal impacts in southern New England.  In addition, some parts of northern and western New England could see some snow.  We’ll keep you updated.

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