Chris Lambert

Slow & Steady Decline

Posted by Chris Lambert

TGIF everyone!  I'm certainly looking forward to the quiet weather this weekend, and I'm sure many of you are looking forward to the weekend in general after the long week we've had.  I hope all the recovery and clean-up efforts are going as well as they can in our area.  For those folks in NY and NJ, they'll have dry weather the next 5 days. Granted, it'll be cold at night with temps in the 30s, but let's hope for a lot of progress being made during the dry stretch of weather they have.

The average high this time of year runs in the mid 50s, and we'll be close to it today, just under it tomorrow, and well below it by Monday.  In fact, Monday afternoon, temperatures won't even get out of the middle 40s for many.

I don't expect much rain over the next several days as a dry Northwesterly flow takes over.  Maybe an isolated sprinkle today, that's pretty much it.  Also, overnight lows trend down and by Sunday night, we'll watch the numbers fall into the 20s in many of the suburbs.  That, combined with an early sunset (4:33PM) thanks to the end of Daylight Saving Time ending, will certainly foreshadow what season lies ahead. 

By Tuesday night we do have to watch the progress of a coastal storm running up the East Coast.  Rain works in late at night and the rain and wind will pick up on Wednesday as a nor'easter sits just offshore.  Winds increase out of the northeast at first, then turn more southeast later in the day, bringing in warmer air.  As the way I see it now, winds could gust 30-40mph at the coast, but nothing close to what we had with Sandy, and there is no tropical storm or hurricane to get pulled north this go around.  Cold enough air may support some snow across western New England, Northern New England and upstate NY, but too much warm air infiltrates our area to support snow.

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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