Chris Lambert

Keeping It Cool

Posted by Chris Lambert

I hope everyone was able to enjoy the Holiday Weekend, and if you have today off as well, the weather turns out just fine.  No more 70s in the forecast, but if today brings you to the Topsfield Fair, the local pumpkin patch or just out for lunch, it'll be comfortably cool with temps running in the mid 50s to near 60. Sun fades this afternoon behind increasing clouds, but it remains dry.

In a sign of the times, last night's rain in southern New England turned into snow across the higher terrain of northern New England.  Mount Washington picked up 3.6" of the white snow and some of the ski resorts had snow covered slopes about halfway up the mountain.

For us, clouds thicken tonight, and rain arrives after midnight.   That rain sticks around tomorrow, through early afternoon, and that means a damp and dreary day.  Rain tomorrow is steadiest across SE Mass, with it more sporadic from Boston, points, north and west.  Despite the rain letting up at times, temps are likely stuck in the middle 50s with an onshore wind locking in low clouds and pockets of drizzle.  I'd say tomorrow is clearly the worst day of this upcoming week.

The rest of the week is seasonably cool with temps near average, if not just below it.  A few pockets of drizzle linger early Wednesday, but the afternoon is dry.  Then during the evening, a strong cold front punches through with a few showers/thunder across the area.  It's out of here by Thursday morning with the sun back in place.

Another brief shower possible gain Friday afternoon and again Sunday morning.  With that said, most of each day is still dry, so there's not much rain in the forecast beyond tomorrow.  The coldest air mass that moves in is Friday night and Saturday morning.  At this point, I'd expect temperatures near freezing in most suburbs Saturday morning. 

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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