Pete Bouchard

Not A Bad Weekend...for November

Posted by Pete Bouchard

The first wave of chilly air shuffled into the Commonwealth today. It was hammered home with a batch of rain that blossomed (unexpectedly) across Greater Boston this afternoon. Had lots of folks shuddering on the way home for the weekend.

And here's fair warning: if you've avoided putting on the heat thus far, this may be the weekend you bite the bullet and turn up the dial. It will be that chilly. In fact, by Monday many spots will STAY in the 40s. And at long last, Boston finally has a chance to get a freeze by Monday night.

Sun will stay on the elusive side tomorrow. It's not totally gray, but there will still be a good supply of clouds around. Or maybe it's the perception of clouds: with the low sun angle, even a partly cloudy day seems almost overcast.

Speaking of the sun angle and the shortening days, don't forget to change your clocks back Saturday night. We get that hour of sleep we lost back in the spring, and the sun sets around 4:30!

Weather looks quiet all the way into Tuesday, so there's no reason not to vote. By the time we get the results, the next storm will be crawling up from Florida.

Based on this track and the direction the wind will be blowing (from the northeast), we'll call this one a nor'easter. Fret not, we're not seeing snow with this storm. We're on the warm side this time. However, there may be enough cold air for some mix/snow across the mountains of Northern New England. More details on this in the days ahead.

Be well and enjoy the weekend.

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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