RI Weekend Weather Wrap – Sat/Sun, Dec. 7 & 8, 2019

By Jack Donnelly, meteorologist

A break from actual weather systems this weekend, just a preview of the chilly air ready to set up shop over the next three months.

Saturday 12/7/19:

High pressure noses in from the west bringing cool and dry air around on light northwesterly breezes through the day. Relative humidity remains elevated during the early morning hours, so lingering patchy black ice may pose a driving hazard for many. Expect morning lows in the mid 20’s warming only to the mid 30’s despite brilliant sunshine with only some passing cirrus may streaming through.

Sunday 12/8/19:

Deep dry air, snow cover and light winds is a recipe for maximum cooling, so Sunday morning will dawn with low temps in the teens. Winds will be shifting to light southwesterly however, so relative humidity will rise as will temperatures to the upper 30’s. Clouds will thicken well in advance of a loosely put together eastern Canadian cold front and weak low pressure developing off of the mid-Atlantic, so we’ll watch these for Monday.