Pete Bouchard

Seconds on the Sunshine

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Still mired in clouds today. While we did see some sun, it wasn't all that bright. Temperatures still managed to make it to 50 in many spots, but a cooling breeze at the water's edge kept us in the upper 40s.

Clouds will thin out for the big feast tomorrow and temps will moderate...by a degree or two. Not much to move the needle until we get to Friday, when the wind direction stirs from the south. By then, we could be knocking on the door of 56 or 57. (I know, big deal.)

But in retrospect, it might be. Colder air is en route. By Saturday afternoon, we'll fall through the upper 30s with a gusty, biting wind. More cold is in store for Sunday and Monday as we eye a small storm moving through the Ohio Valley.

Recent trends have shown this to be a changeover situation, where we start as some snow or mix and then turn to rain. (Along the coast, we may never even get the snow/sleet.) While this morning's long range maps have flopped back to a colder solution - showing mostly snow & sleet for EVERYONE - I'm not taking the bait. Reason being, the upper level winds are still showing a milder track.

Still plenty of time to sort out the details and fine tune the forecast. Enjoy the holiday weekend and be safe!

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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