Highs inland will be in the low to mid 80s. At the coast, it will be breezy with highs in the upper 70s. South-southwest winds 5-15 mph with gusts to 20 mph.
There is a slight chance for an isolated thunderstorm late afternoon and this evening, mainly in northwest RI. Most spots stay dry.
It stays warm and humid through the night, with low clouds and fog returning. Lows will only drop to near 70.
Thursday is an even hotter and more uncomfortable day. Highs will reach the upper 80s and the heat index will soar into the low 90s.
We’re still monitoring the risk of heavy rain from a disturbance currently in eastern South Carolina. The National Hurricane Center is now giving this a 70% chance of developing into a tropical cyclone over the few days days.
It’s expected to move toward southern New England late Friday and part of Saturday, bringing tropical downpours and embedded thunderstorms along with some rough surf and gusty coastal winds. Rainfall totals could top 1″– a beneficial soaking for our area as we’re nearly 4″ below normal rainfall for the year.