Pete Bouchard

Up, Up and Away

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Tons of sun, a milder than normal start, and a not-so-cold airmass: that's what brought us into the upper 40s this afternoon. Now that the winds have settled, we'll feel the pinch of colder air tonight...and tomorrow.

Highs will make it to the low 40s, but it certainly will feel colder than that. Clouds will swarm overhead as the sun goes into hiding for a couple of days. Showers should hold off, but when they arrive in the evening, there might be some pockets of sleet (bouncy stuff, not glazing ice) around Worcester's suburbs. It's brief and isolated, but it still is noteworthy....in this overwhelmingly mild pattern.

After this (slight) setback Friday, the temperatures are up, up and away. Saturday has the potential to be in the 50s, but with the sun still on siesta, I'm keeping it firmly planted in the 40s.

Sunday's the breakout day. Very much like spring, very much in the 50s. In fact, with enough sun, we could cozy up to 60 in some spots (away from the Capes and SE Mass.)! Pats' game is looking balmy and breezy. There is a slight chance at a shower from halftime on, but it's nothing that would be a game-changer.

Colder trend early next week could have the flakes flying by Tuesday (man, there's a lot going on). It'll be just cold enough to stick in some places too. (Stand by for the hype.) Got our eyes on this one.

We mentioned the changeup late next week, and that is certainly still in the cards. The picture is becoming clearer too. It looks like we'll miss out on the most intense cold (glides by just to the north), but with highs NEAR 20 and lows around 0, I think we're good.

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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