Chris Lambert

The Slow Rise Up

Posted by Chris Lambert

We're sliding out of the core of the cold, however, it's not quite a quick recovery to say the least.  Temperatures this afternoon warm into the lower to middle 20s, but with a breeze, it'll feel more like the teens.  The winds won't be as strong as what we've seen, but still active with gusts out of the northwest exceeding 20mph.   Slightly less wind and a bit warmer tomorrow.  We'll keep the sun around too.

Heading up north skiing this weekend?  Bundle up!  Temps across ski country struggle to reach the mid teens today, near 20 tomorrow.  With a brisk wind today, wind chill factors hover near zero, if not just below.  Wind won't be as gusty tomorrow, but still add a chill to the air.

We'll start off cold again Monday, but as a warm front approaches, we'll notice temps tick up a bit as well as clouds increasing.  As that warmer air pushes into the cold air in place, it initially rises up and over it, cools and condenses, and forms clouds and even some snow.  I do think we'll have to contend with a period of light snow late-day Monday into Monday night before it changes to drizzle and freezing drizzle Monday night.  Not much snow will fall, but a coating to and inch or two, combined with patch freezing drizzle, will create slick spots on the roads Monday evening and Monday night.

Much of that tapers off by Tuesday morning as temps warm to near 40 during the day with mostly cloudy skies.

Temps jump to the lower 50s on Wednesday with an active southerly breeze.  Those 50s are short-lived though as rain showers work in by day's end, and eventually a steadier period of rain overnight.  That rain is along a cold front, and on the other side, cold weather comes pouring back in by the end of the week. 

Have a nice 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:

*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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