It was a frigid start to our Friday. How cold was it? Our northern suburbs were in the single digits around sunrise, but in Providence, we tied a 66 year old temperature record. At 5:36am, the temperature briefly dropped to 12° at TF Green Airport where the state’s climatological records are kept. The weather information dates back to 1904.
Our skies cleared overnight, andRthe winds became very light as an area of high pressure was cresting overhead. With the dry air in place, the temperature fell just enough to tie the record.
We’ll see the temperatures rise steadily through the day, and the afternoon will be a little more bearable than Thursday afternoon. Highs today will be between 34 and 39 with sunshine mixing with some occasional clouds.
-Meteorologist T.J. Del Santo