Pete Bouchard

That's A Cold Shot

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Nice day all around. Not too warm, but certainly not as cold as we could be for this time of year. That's about to change as snow squalls and snowshowers are marching across Northern New England with a cold shot of air.

Haven't seen the likes of this cold in quite some time. Although we'll only get a glancing shot here in Southern New England, it's worth noting that parts of northernmost New England will hover in the teens (with the morning starting near 0) on Saturday! That's some early season bitterness.

For us on the periphery of the cold, temps will struggle to make freezing tomorrow, then wander through the 30s to near 40 Saturday. Yep, we're warming it up...but we won't stop there. An extended thaw is coming by the end of the weekend and next week.

But in order to warm things up, we need to bring in the precipitation. No, this isn't a big event. Much of the atmosphere will be moisture-starved, and even though we may have a lot thrown at us in terms of types of precipitation, it won't amount to much.

First up is a batch of light snow through Saturday morning. Then we'll mix in some light rain or sprinkles. However, where the cold remains stubbornly entrenched across central Mass, there might even be some ice/sleet. Keep in mind that it remains light and spotty through the day. There will be more in the way of gray skies and raw temps in the 30s than anything else.

Warmer air surges in from Sunday through Tuesday on a southwest wind. By the time we get to the end of this spell - and its warmest part - someone may hit 60! 

Hello December?


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:


*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'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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