Pete Bouchard

Something For Everyone

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Showers are coming in overnight. Temperatures have been near freezing around Worcester, and although there may be some sleet or spotty glaze this evening, the temperatures will not cool off to create significant icing. In fact, the numbers may even trickle up a bit as somewhat milder air filters in.

Tomorrow is a hurry up and wait kind of day. A warm front will be stuck overhead and light onshore winds will feed the cloud deck over the Commonwealth. I'm not seeing a lot of hope for sun, but certainly a few rays could slice through the clouds by afternoon. Highs will be a lackluster 45-50.

Sunday is the turnaround. A good breeze from the southwest will boost VERY mild temperatures into New England. Sprinkled with a little sun, we could see highs near 60 by afternoon - esp. in a line from Boston to Providence. (Including The Razor.) By game time, we're still very balmy: upper 50s for tailgaiting, low 50s by the end of the 4th quarter.

Chilly air will swing in with a cold frontal passage on Monday, and it's run-of-the-mill cold through midweek...

...then, the shoe drops.

It now appears that the cold to come LATE next week will be the coldest so far this season, and perhaps even for the last couple of years. It's not looking like cold of record, but there may be some issues:

1) The flu will continue to spread like wildfire as people are driven indoors.

2) While not remaining in the deep-freeze, the cold will be persistent. Signs are pointing to below normal readings at least through the 25th.

3) The snowpack is gone...and won't return in the short term. Pipes could burst/water mains break as the frost goes deep into the ground.

Needless to say, this is some crazy weather. In the course of 6 days, we'll go from a high of 60 to 17. It'll be one heck of a weather ride.

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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