Quieter Weather ReturnsAugust 16th, 2012 at 8:46 am by Michelle Muscatello under General Talk, Tony's Pinpoint Weather Blog
Whew! It was a wild weather day yesterday… with strong and severe thunderstorms book-ending the day… in the morning and then again in the evening/night. The biggest issue with these storms was the torrential downpours that flooded roadways and brought pockets of 2-3″ rainfall totals. There was also a waterspout off of Quonset Point in North Kingstown. In fact, Rick Lasalle, captured a great photo of it.
The cold front and low pressure center that brought the thunderstorms yesterday is moving away today… while there has been an isolated t’storm this morning, most of the day will be rain-free with lower humidity and warm sunshine. That will set us up for a nice night, with more comfortable sleeping weather.
We’ll end the work week very warm, as temperatures tomorrow approach 90° away from the coast. Another cold front will push towards our area by Friday night, bringing our next chance of showers and thunderstorms. There’s some question about how quickly it will move off shore… some of our computer models sweep it away by Saturday afternoon (meaning most of the weekend would be dry) while a few others slow it down and keep our weather, potentially, unsettled into early Monday morning. Right now, we’re going with a threat of showers and thunderstorms on Saturday with drier weather for Sunday and Monday. We’ll keep you updated.