Pete Bouchard

No Weekend Washout

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Heard rumors of the weekend being a washout? Well hear me now and thank me later. It doesn't look half bad: showers move out tomorrow afternoon, and the sun returns on Sunday. How's that for making the season bright?

Faster-moving showers are to thank for the improvement. They're pretty lightweight tonight and tomorrow, and they just zip along a stalled warm front parked south of Long Island. Because this front doesn't come through until Monday, we're not expecting the temperatures to budge. Expect highs near 50 both tomorrow and Sunday.

When we do get on the other side of the warm front, look bout. With a gusty southwest wind, high temperatures (LATE Monday ((gotta give it time)) will be near 60 degrees! This warmth WILL stick around for the Pats game too, but I'm not expecting it to remain dry. Scattered showers will zip through Gillette (there will be a few dry hours too) on a gusty southwest wind.

Same ol', same 'ol, eh snow hounds? No flakes in sight, no deep cold air, no sign of a pattern cha...

...wait, there is. Still thinking that the middle of the month we'll see a change to a colder pattern. While we won't be sub-zero, we will be cold enough to keep these storms snowy. And there are already some prospects for white in the 7-10 day forecast:

Tuesday as a storm pulls away some cold may shoot in to change the rain to snow as it ends.

Next Saturday there might be a more significant storm cruising through New England (very tenative...but I'm sayin' "there's a chance".)

Make it a good 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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