Pete Bouchard

Normal Weekend

Posted by Pete Bouchard

It was "only" 37 degrees today, but it felt t-shirt worthy after that blast of arctic air.

Goes to show that it only takes a change in wind direction (some of the time) to scour out the arctic air. With its departure, we're essentially back to normal and back to the pattern that dominated for the beginning of December....that being predominately mild temperatures and occasional jabs of...rain.

More on that in a minute. First off: the weekend. Seasonable mid 30s ought to do it with a good supply of sun on Saturday. Sunday is a lot cloudier and with a weak weather system zipping through, we'll see a few snowshowers both early (mostly around sunrise) and late (mostly after sunset). All told, Sunday night has the best chance for some accumulation, but we're not talking about a lot. It's a coating at best areawide.

Longer range, we're getting warmer. 40s will return by midweek, then it's over to upper 40s late week as a mild weather system jacks up the mild air and brings in the rain. Not a flooding rain at this point, but it will be enough to kick back those snowbanks - or even banish them all together in some parts of the Commonwealth.

Make it a good weekend!


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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