Chris Lambert

Half Full or Half Empty?

Posted by Chris Lambert

The pessimistic view in me says it's a rainy start to the weekend... the glass half full optimism in me says the second half of the weekend is dry.  However you want to spin it, expect wet conditions out there this morning as rain moves through.  The rain won't last all day, in fact, the steadiest rain tapers off later this morning, and other than a sprinkle or a patch of drizzle, the afternoon remains mainly dry... cloud filled, but mainly dry.

The second half of the weekend looks good with more sunshine back in the forecast, although clouds start winning the battle again mid to late afternoon.  Those clouds foreshadow more rain that needs to work in here Sunday night and Monday.   There may be just enough cold air leftover late Sunday night and early Monday morning to allow for some icy spots across outer Route 2 and SW New Hampshire, but most of us just deal with a cold rain.

Temps are slow to warm Monday, but once the front works through, temps take off to the upside late afternoon into the evening.  How's 60 sound?  Mild weather continues for you tailgaters and Pats fans heading to Gillette through the evening, although you'll deal with scattered showers out there as well.

Cool weather works in for Tuesday and there may be a bit of rain/snow mixed Tuesday afternoon if another wave of low pressure rides along a front stalled just southeast of us.

As that front moves offshore Wednesday, high pressure builds in and that means sunshine for the 2nd half of the workweek.  Cooler temps as well!

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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