Pete Bouchard

Hard Keeping Track

Posted by Pete Bouchard

We've been in a rapid-fire weather pattern over the past 4 days. Sun, clouds, showers, sun. Cool, mild, raw, dry. It's hard keeping track of what weather system is where. It's also for that very reason that the weather maps have been having a hard time pinning down the timing on these weather systems. Heck my last on-air forecast was Friday night, and I recall saying that Tuesday and Wednesday morning we will see frosts in the suburbs.

But I think we have it down now. The front coming through tonight will be one of two in the next two days. Both will have a good batch of cool air and some wind. As we're knee-deep in autumn, it's fitting.

First shot will be send in a uniform chill across Massachusetts by morning. 40s all the way to the Cape/Islands. Coupled with the wind, it will make you shudder. Thankfully, temps recover to the upper 50s by afternoon. Ditto Friday after another cool start. Only difference is that the showers will return for the first half of the day.

Finally, that frost I was promising for this Tue/Wed is slated for Saturday morning. Even in the city, we could fall to the upper 30s! Then it's another quick recovery to the mid/upper 60s by Sunday with a generous southwest wind.

Got all that? Enough temperature changes to give you a headache...

...or the flu.


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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