Chris Lambert

Patience People

Posted by Chris Lambert

With so much buzz about the milder weather ahead.... I just want to remind you that we do have to wait a few more days for it to kick in full force.  In fact, a few flakes fly at times and we have one more shot at a touch of colder weather the next couple of days before we head toward 50.

This evening starts off with clear skies and temperatures dropping fairly quickly in the suburbs.  We'll bottom off near 20 in many of the colder burbs and around 30 in the city and down the Cape.  Clouds thicken up, especially after midnight, and that level off the temps, but with those clouds, a few flurries and snow showers move in near sunrise.  Those flakes start off our Sunday morning, with the best chance for a coating of snow, south of the Pike.  Although, the snow showers that contain enough moisture to coat the ground white will be hit or miss, so not all towns pick up a fresh dusting of the white stuff. By mid to late morning, breaks in the overcast become more apparent and with partial sunshine in the afternoon, temps warm up to near 40, melting the coating of snow away.

Another round of flurries and snow showers head in with a cold front late Sunday night and Monday morning.  Again, not much moisture with this one either.  Maybe a dusting for some, that should be about all as sunshine returns Monday afternoon with temps steady in the lower to middle 30s.

After a cold start Tuesday morning, we begin our transition in milder weather as afternoon highs hit the mid 40s.  By Wednesday, we're topping off at 50 degrees and right now with the sunshine, I'd call Wednesday the pick of the week.

The next several days look great for skiing up north with highs generally running in the 30-40 degree range and overnight lows in the teens and 20s up north.  There is plenty of snow (1-2 feet) on the ground up north, certainly a welcomed sight after last year.  Keep in mind, ice cover, even in northern New England is thin in many spots since we haven't had sustained cold weather thus far.  Also, the snow on top of the ice acts like an insulator, preventing the recent arctic air from rapidly freezing more and more water.  Stay safe!

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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