RI Weekend Weather Wrap – Sat/Sun, Aug. 29/30, 2020

by Jack Donnelly, meteorologist

Saturday 8/29/20:

A frontal system moves through during the day fed somewhat by the remnants of Hurricane Laura. Light rain begins after midnight and passes in waves through the day, with some heavier embedded areas and a thunderstorm or two during the afternoon. We may get a break during the midday hours, but this will just be a false sense of security as showers are likely to continue into late evening. We’ll have a decent southerly breeze through the action, some gusts upwards of 30 mph. Afternoon highs in the mid 70’s from a morning low in the upper 60’s, a tight temperature range resulting from the precip.

Sunday 8/30/20:

Now that the storm has passed, we can enjoy the back half of the weekend with abundant sunshine and dry, almost Fall-ish air? Works for me. Afternoon highs in the upper 70’s after a morning low in the low to mid 60’s with a northwesterly breeze.

Nice day.