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New England Remains Chilly & a bit Unsettled This Weekend

Heading into this weekend, the jet stream will be taking a ridge-in-the-west-trough-in-the-east type pattern. This will bring New England continued chilly temperatures. Overall, temperatures will likely be slightly below average with highs in the 20s and 30s and continued wind chills keeping the feels-like temperature colder. This troughing over New England will also keep the region under cyclonic flow, keeping things generally unsettled.

500mb height anomaly showing the trough over the east with a ridge building in the west:

The dip in the jet stream will help keep a system suppressed to the south. The storm will, however, come close enough to bring some scattered snow showers to the south coast in the morning. With broad cyclonic flow in place, some isolated to scattered light snow showers will likely pop up across parts of New England in the afternoon into the evening. A vast majority of the day will be snow shower free. The day will remain mainly cloudy.

Weather early Saturday afternoon showing light and scattered snow showers hanging around:

Sunday will be a near repeat of Saturday just without the snow showers around during the daylight hours for the most part (the mountains may see a couple pop up). Heading into Sunday evening, the final disturbance in this unsettled stretch crosses to the north of New England.

This disturbance is rather moisture-starved and should only be able to produce a few scattered snow showers across the northern tier. There could be a few heavier snow showers across northern Vermont Sunday night, producing a quick inch or two.

Weather Sunday night showing the low passing to the north of New England:

After the weekend, the ridge in the west will begin to flatten and the flow will once again become more zonal at the mid-levels. A zonal flow (flatter and fast moving jet stream) lends itself to generally quieter weather and seasonable to mild temperatures. This upcoming week (for the most part) will be just that with partly cloudy to mostly sunny skies.

The warming trend next week will be gradual as the trough lifts out of New England. Temperatures will remain very stable from today through Monday before that warming trend likely begins to kick in. At this point, big time warmth is unlikely with temperatures just jumping above seasonable levels.

Heading toward the end of next week, this pattern looks to break down with a potential cross country storm. This system may arrive in New England at the end of next week ending the dry stretch of weather.



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