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A Quiet Week Of Weather Is Expected Across Western & Central Mass

For The Rest Of Today: More clouds than sunshine is expected throughout the rest of today. In addition, a weak piece of energy will push through the area. This will lead to a few rain showers, especially later this morning and this afternoon. High temperatures today will be between 40 and 45 Degrees.

Tonight: That piece of energy will move to the east this evening & this means that we will see skies become partly cloudy this evening. Partly cloudy skies are then expected after midnight tonight. Low temperatures tonight will be between 25 and 30 Degrees.

Tuesday: A mixture of sunshine and clouds is expected on Tuesday. The most sunshine likely will occur in the morning with more clouds than sun expected during the afternoon. High temperatures Tuesday will be between 35 and 40 Degrees.

Wednesday is expected to be sunny with high temperatures between 35 and 40 Degrees.

Thursday is expected to be sunny with high temperatures near 35 Degrees.

Friday looks sunny to partly sunny with high temperatures between 35 and 40 Degrees.

Possible Storm For This Weekend: There continues to be a high amount of uncertainty regarding a possible storm for this weekend.

The weather pattern setup that I will be watching will consist of a piece of energy moving within the northern part of the jet stream, as well as a piece of energy moving within the southern part of the jet stream. If these two weather features remain separate, then we would end up with either a very weak low pressure system or a storm system that forms well offshore of the US East Coast. On the other hand, if we see these two pieces of energy phase together, it would lead to the development of a significant winter storm for this weekend.

Even though all possibilities are still on the table, including everything from an all rain event to a significant snow storm to nothing at all, there are a couple of things that make me take a step back & question whether we will even see a storm this weekend.

The first thing that makes me skeptical is the orientation of the upper level wind flow across the United States. Right now, the weather pattern features a very fast west to east wind flow & this looks to continue throughout this week. This type of weather pattern makes it difficult for any significant storms to form as the northern and southern parts of the jet stream usually remain separate & thus any storms remain fairly weak & don’t receive the energy boost.

The second thing that makes me skeptical is the temperatures that will be going into the storm. It looks like temperatures will be warmer than average going into the storm & this will make it hard for it really snow across a large part of southern New England. For this to happen, the storm itself would need to create its own cold air through its energy and dynamics. For this to occur, we would need to see a pretty strong storm to develop.

Bottom Line Is That while there is still the possibility for a storm this weekend, I am skeptical that we will see much of a storm at all given the overall weather pattern. In the end, it would not surprise me to either only see a light snow or rainfall this weekend or nothing at all. It just doesn’t look like a weather pattern that screams major storm to me.

With that said, I am still watching things very closely and will continue to have updates for you as needed.

Thank you for reading my latest forecast for Western and Central Mass.

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