Graduation Weekend Weather

We are looking ahead to a busy weekend in southern New England, especially if you or a family member is graduating from one of our local colleges or universities. With the exception of Rhode Island College (last weekend) and Brown University (May 28), commencement ceremonies take place this weekend.

If I had to hand out a grade right now (Tuesday morning), I’d say the weather is in line to earn a solid “A”.

The Cliff Notes on the weekend: 1) Dry, 2) not as warm.

Here’s the set-up.

After a very warm work/school week, a cold front moving through on Friday will be followed by a fresh area of cooler, dry high pressure building down from the north.

It will bring a refreshing air mass that reminds you of how Spring is “supposed to be” in southern New England.

The morning will start out cooler and more comfortable compared to Thursday and Friday.  Temperatures will be in the 50s for the walk into the Dunkin Donuts Center for Johnson and Wales 8:45am Ceremony.

By 10am, temperatures will be warming through the 50s to near 60 for Roger Williams University and Bryant University’s commencements.

By Sunday the high will slowly begin to slide east as a frontal system moves into the Ohio Valley.  I still expect  RI to stay dry, but clouds will likely increase heading into the late afternoon and evening.

The weather looks great for Providence College grads taking pictures outside the Dunk before their 11am commencement, and will be warming to near 60 in Narragansett by the time URI’s 12:30 commencement begins.

Good luck to all of our local grads on graduation day and beyond!


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