Chris Lambert

Cold, Snow, Ice, Warm, Wind, Rain, Cold

Posted by Chris Lambert

Confused by the title?  Well, that's pretty much how this next 7day stretch goes.

Let's start with tonight.  More cold weather is in store as overnight lows fall back into the single digits in the burbs and low to mid teens in the city.  Add in the breeze, and wind chill factors run about 10 degrees colder than the actual air temperature.

Tomorrow, the wind won't be as strong, that makes it feel a bit better, and with highs running in the upper 20s to 30, overall, we have a pretty good Sunday on our hands.

Any sun fades quickly Monday behind thickening clouds, with light snow breaking out along a warm front late in the afternoon.  Don't expect a ton of snow, but a general 1-3" falls late Monday afternoon, through the evening, producing slick roads, perhaps in time for the ride home from work.  Southern Bristol, southern Plymouth and the Cape/Islands will be at the lower end of the snow range, if not under it, thanks to warming temps changing snow over to sleet and drizzle fairly quick.

The rest of us will see the change to sleet and freezing drizzle late in the evening, creating an icy glaze on top of the fresh inch or two of snow (close to the coast, snow goes to plain ole drizzle).  As warm air finally wins the battle, that freezing drizzle turns to plain drizzle by the AM commute on Tuesday.

Tuesday is kind of a blah day.  Nothing special, lots of clouds, temps in the upper 30s.

Wednesday will be windy and warmer, isolated passing shower, temps in the mid 50s.  Steadier rain works in at night, before colder air ends the week.

Enjoy the rest of the 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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