RI marks first day of 80 degrees in 2021, more to come this week
NEWPORT, RI – Rhode Island marked its first 80-degree day of 2021 this weekend, with more summer temperatures forecast for the week ahead.
Saturday was the first time Providence had reached 80 degrees since September 25, 2020, according to the National Weather Service. After a rather cold start to spring, summer temperatures are forecast for the coming week.
Expect mid-70s temperatures to cool down throughout the week, with a chance of showers throughout the day on Tuesday. Wednesday will be the hottest day of the week, with highs expected to reach 81 in clear, sunny skies.
Here’s a look at the latest Rhode Island forecast from the National Weather Service.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Increasing clouds, with a high near 75. Wind calm becoming southwest 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon. The risk of precipitation is 30 percent. Further amounts of rain of less than a tenth of an inch, except possible higher amounts during a thunderstorm.
Partly cloudy, with a low of around 53. Wind southwest around 6 mph.
Chance of showers, mainly after 1 pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 77. West wind 7 to 11 mph. The risk of precipitation is 30 percent. Further precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch are possible.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 56. West wind 3 to 7 mph.
Sunny, with a high near 81. Wind northwest 6 to 8 mph.
Mainly clear to a low around 56. Wind southerly around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. Wind north 5 to 7 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.
Partly cloudy, low around 55. Southerly wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Partly sunny, with a high near 74. Wind southerly 5 to 8 mph.
Mostly cloudy, low around 57. Wind southwest around 6 mph.