Chris Lambert

White to Wet to Warm

Posted by Chris Lambert

As of this writing, the radar is breaking out, showing snowflakes for many.  That on and off light snow will continue throughout most of the day with a transition to raindrops near the coast, especially across SE Mass.   We won't pick up a lot of snow, but a coating to an inch could create some slippery spots, especially since temps are running at or below freezing.  

The added concern this afternoon is that as snow transitions over to drizzle near the coast, it actually transitions to freezing drizzle well inland.  Outside 495, across northern Worcester County, a winter weather advisory is in place through tonight for a glaze of ice on top of light snow accumulations that will likely create slick roads. 

So what about the warm-up?  Yes, it's still coming, in fact, the warm air pushing into the cold air in place is the reason for our snow and freezing drizzle issues.  Eventually the warm air completely scours out the cold and we'll be back into the 50s tomorrow and all the way to 60 by Tuesday.   A couple showers roll through overnight tomorrow and Wednesday morning, otherwise the work-week coming up is storm free.

December overall does start off warm, but a return to colder and stormier weather may return after the first 7-10days.

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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