Pete Bouchard

It's Been A While

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Sun seems like it's been in the Witness Protection Program for a while: completely out of sight.

But that's about to chance. The next band of rain coming through this evening is the caboose. We'll be seeing clearing as early as tonight, with sun expected tomorrow. However, (there's always a caveat) with some locally dense fog also forming, some folks will start Friday off a little gray. Fret not, even though the sun is weak this time of year, it can/will fry through the clouds.

Weekend is a split decision: warm Saturday and a stinker Sunday. The front crossing on Saturday is to blame. It will stall (just enough for us to get into the cool air) on Sunday, and a compact, soaking wet weather system will travel along it. The front also has a lot of chilly air in reserves, and it means we're about to get a solid dose of October weather in New England early next week.

Along with that, I see two separate chances for a frost for our suburbs: Tuesday and Wednesday morning. Which such chilly air coming, and a big, round high pressure system to focus it, it's likely the end of the line for plants and gardens across the suburbs. I expect us to skip the frost (temps at or near 32) and go right to a freeze (temps below 32 for several hours).

Say bu-bye to the ragweed and mosquitoes.


Chris Lambert

50/50 Weekend

Posted by Chris Lambert

We're off to an iffy start to the weekend as nuisance rain and wet snow moves across the area.  While it's not a well organized area of low pressure, it develops right near us midday, and that'll be enough for a tricky forecast.  Light to moderate  rain/snow is on and off early this morning with a heavier burst of precipitation possible late morning, through mid afternoon in eastern MA (11:00AM-3:00PM).

Posted 01/18/14, 6:54am
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Pete Bouchard

Final Days

Posted by Pete Bouchard

That's the way to get it done! Fine finish to the workweek as sun dominated and winds behaved.

I submit that is the one - and perhaps only - reason these days have felt springlike in this extended thaw. If the winds were gusty on a day like today, the sun (albeit a little stronger these days) is really no help.

Posted 01/17/14, 5:06pm
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Jeremy Reiner

Great Mid-Winter Weather

Posted by Jeremy Reiner

Nice mid-winter weather? Here's how I envision it:


*Mild temps (40 or higher)

*Little to no wind

That last bullet point (IMO) is probably the biggest when outside this time of year. After our morning fog lifts out of here all three of those criteria will be met this afternoon's Friday. #Winning.

Posted 01/17/14, 7:04am
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Pete Bouchard

Colder Temperatures Cometh

Posted by Pete Bouchard

As far as blah days go, this was the blahest.

Fog blanketed the area as winds remained light and variable. We're still looking at some fog, but the thickest part of it should only be during the first half of the night. After that, gentle winds should "mix out" some of the heavily fogged in areas.

Posted 01/16/14, 5:24pm
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