Chris Lambert

Freezing Cold (Literally)

Posted by Chris Lambert

Coffee not doing the trick this morning?  Walk out the door and have that cool breeze hit you in the face, that should wake you up!   Despite the sunshine throughout the day, it'll feel cool thanks to an active westerly breeze as temps hover in the upper 50s.  Overall, temps run about 4-8 degrees below average, not only today, but over the next few days.

In fact, the coldest air of the season moves in Friday night and early Saturday morning behind a cold front.  That front will spark an isolated shower or sprinkle midday Friday, but the real story will be the plant killing hard freeze that's in store for many by Saturday morning.  A freeze watch is posted for many of the suburbs around and outside Route 128 as temperatures likely fall into the upper 20s and low 30s.  Even in Boston, upper 30s are possible with frost likely just outside the city for places like Newton or Watertown. 

Sunshine dominates Saturday, and thanks to that sunshine, we'll warm back into the middle 50s after that frosty start.  If you're looking for more warmth in the forecast, you'll find it over the second half of the weekend.  You'll also find more clouds around Sunday morning and a passing shower early as a warm front lifts through.  A breezy SW wind will promote more sun and more warmth by the afternoon.

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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