Pete Bouchard

Summer's Final Stand

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Time is running out! Supplies are limited! Get your summertime temps through tomorrow afternoon!

That's the screaming message this weekend. From here on out, we'll be hard pressed to put two 70 deg. days together again. After Saturday, we close our doors to the warm weather and embrace the new pattern.

First thing's first. That fog bank that melted away this morning was, in reality, just nudged off Cape Ann this afternoon. It will reappear in many neighborhoods again tonight, so expect another slow, gray start to Saturday.

Rest assured however, the sun will return and make for another mild day. Certainly won't be as bright as this afternoon, but hey, 70s are 70s, right?

Sunday's rain isn't on top of us from the get-go either. We'll have a few hours of dry weather before we bring in the showers. Since we're on the cool side of this front, there's not much to get excited about in the temperature department. Expect chilly highs in the 50s.

Speaking of, the cool air will invade early next week, get bumped out, then return late week. Overall, the best we can do for temperatures is low 60s. And the standing alert still, er, stands: multiple frosts are possible Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. The end of the growing season, end of the ragweed...and a fitting end for the mosquitoes.

Enjoy your holiday weekend.

GO PATS!

Pete

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:

*Sunshine

*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 AND.....it'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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