Pete Bouchard

We're All Over the Place

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Chilly, foggy morning, then a milder afternoon. But thanks to the heavy overcast, the temperature jump was a little tardy today. It's just now that we're climbing into the low and mid 50s...but here's the catch: we're not seeing those numbers drop all that much tonight.

Balmy readings in the low/mid 50s go all the way back to Buffalo! We'll "bask" in those mild readings tonight as the wind stirs and showers move our way. Wet weather can be expected first thing tomorrow before the door slams shut and winter makes a brief comeback. (Read: just for a day.)

Don't go to work or school tomorrow thinking the mild air will hold throughout the day. As the upper atmosphere's temperatures crash, so will ours by afternoon and evening. Wind chills will make it feel like upper 20s to low 30s by the evening drive.

After Thursday's return to reality, we'll moderate the temperatures throughout the weekend. This comes with a batch of wet weather though - one of many that will pester us through Tuesday.

Also next week: even milder air. Highs will soar into the 60s (!!!) on a gusty southwest wind before the cold air rushes back in (again) by midweek. Is this the last round of mild air? Not sure about that. There is no long-term deep-seated cold settling in (yet). Seems that every time we cool down, temperatures warm up before the precipiation arrives.

We'll see how it pans out in the weeks ahead.

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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