Rewrite this post Good morning! You know how we sometimes tell you to take advantage of the nice weather while we have it? Well, we’ll have the nice weather for today into Friday, then we’ve got some big changes as we get into the weekend (and beyond). Also, today is the first day of meteorological summer and the start of hurricane season! Today will be much warmer with temperatures topping out in the low to mid 80s, 70s at the south coast. Early morning patchy fog will give way to plenty of sunshine. Hour by Hour // A look at upcoming hourly conditions Headed to the beach? It looks great with sunshine and highs in the 70s. Ocean, Bay Beach // A look at the conditions by the coast » Tonight, skies will be dry with some patchy fog late. Lows will be milder in the upper 50s to around 60. Friday will have a summer feel, too, with highs in the 80s inland, cooler at the coast. There could be some showers and t’storms around, too. The heaviest of the showers/storms should be to our north, but some gusty storms could move through our area. METEOROLOGICAL SUMMER June 1st is the first day of meteorological summer. Meteorologists break up the seasons into quarters to make it easier to keep track of the statistics. Meteorological summer lasts until August 31. Here are the average highs for Providence through the summer. START OF HURRICANE SEASON The 2023 Hurricane Season begins today, June 1st and runs through November 30th. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Hurricane Center released their forecast for the upcoming season and they’re expecting a near average season with 12 to 17 named storms, 5 to 9 hurricanes and 1 to 4 major hurricanes (winds of 111mph or greater). Currently, the NHC is monitoring an area of disturbed weather in the Gulf of Mexico….it has a 20% chance of forming into a tropical system in the next 2 days. Whether it develops into a depression/storm or not, Florida will likely see copious amounts of rain in the coming days. The first name for the season will be Arlene followed by Bret, Cindy and Don. Tropical systems are named when they reach tropical storm strength (winds greater than 39mph). -Meteorologist T.J. Del Santo . Keep all images. Remove “and links” at the beginning

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