Blocked Omega Style
Posted by Chris Lambert
Generally speaking, the jet stream moves from west to east across the country, but that's not always the case. This upcoming week, the area of high pressure overhead that provided us a nice weekend becomes anchored in across the Northeast. Like a giant rock in a flowing stream, nothing goes through it, all water (in our case, the storm track) has to go around it. Storms this week either stay south, stay west, or go so far north, they're barely on the map. The result for us.... Dry, dry, and more dry weather. The closest chance for rain drops arrives Tuesday with a few showers popping up in western Mass. From Worcester, points east... nada.
Day to day, we won't see huge changes, although I do expect some temperature fluctuation based on when winds are a bit stronger out of the east or not. As of now, the coolest two days are Wednesday and Friday with highs at the coast in the 50s. The warmest day appears to be Thursday with highs in the low to mid 70s inland, still 60s at the coast though. Sorry, not quite beach weather yet, but it's certainly nice to have great baseball, golf, biking, soccer, (insert any other outdoor activity here) _________, weather. You need the sun block for this "omega block". The sun angle this time of year is similar to that of mid August. Sure, it's not as warm, but the sunburn will feel the same.
While we enjoy the nice Spring weather, the national weather story late next week and next weekend may be May snow for parts of the Plains! Yikes.