Pete Bouchard

Countdown Is On

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Still giving thanks for this wonderfully sunny day. Wow! Tons of sun and (somewhat) mild air!

Low clouds are starting to sneak in on Cape Cod, and I think they'll continue so slither in overnight on a light ESE breeze. They'll most likely settle in for the night inside I-128, so many of us will wake to mostly cloudy skies.

While we may start Black Friday gray, it won't stay that way. More sunshine will chase away the clouds, although I'm thinking clouds will still be a feature in the sky. Temperatures hardly budge, but I think we'll spread those mid 50s a little farther north tomorrow.

Then the "event horizon" approaches on Saturday. Sure, it's just a measly cool front with a few scattered light showers, but it also is the catalyst for a complete pattern change over much of the Northeast. After Saturday, we'll be hard-pressed to get out of the 40s for the forseeable future AND we'll have to watch each and every storm for accumulating snow or mix as it moves near New England.

One such storm system was slated to arrive by Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday. However, some of the latest weather maps are now saying we may just see some flurries as it passes well to our south! While this signal was first shown in last night's runs, this morning's run confirmed (and built upon) it. And while I hesitate to jump on one model run, two makes a trend...and starts to confirm a forecast.

That's why you don't see much in the way of crazy weather by middle of next week. That said, things are much colder too, and a little wiggle in the track could mean we're seeing accumulating snow all through Massachusetts. We'll keep you apprised.

Enjoy the rest of your holiday 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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