Chris Lambert

Messy Monday Afternoon

Posted by Chris Lambert

We've had plenty of cold, now we await the snow.  It won't be a big storm, but the timing of it does not work in our favor.  Snow breaks out Monday afternoon in the timeframe of 2-4PM.  Perhaps an hour earlier in Worcester County.  The snow is light to moderate through sunset, allowing for snow to cover many roads by the evening commute.  Between 6-8 PM, that snow changes to sleet and freezing drizzle, which throws a crunchy glaze on top of the snow.  In the evening, temps warm up above freezing near the coast, but stay sub 32 around and outside Route 128, allowing for slick travels through the night.

Few slippery spots linger inland Tuesday morning, but for the most part, we'll see improvements.  Improvements in temps too as afternoon highs near 40 degrees despite lots of lingering clouds.

A few more showers along a warm front could run through Tuesday night, but it appears that warm front blasts north Wednesday morning.  With a southerly wind taking over, temps warm into the mid to upper 50s.  Any breaks of sun allow for 60+.  A passing shower is possible Wednesday, but the higher chance for a soaking rain slides in Wednesday night with a cold front.  Behind the front, winter returns as we end the week cold.

February looks to start cold, and perhaps a below normal first week or two.  Time will tell if that also allows for more than a nuisance snow.

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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