Pete Bouchard

Warmth Charges In

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Before we can talk warmup, we need to address the lingering pockets of cold. Temperatures are still near freezing in Greater Worcester, so there may be some BRIEF, MINOR icing up until about 10pm tonight. There's not a lot of precipitation rolling around out there, so salted/treated roads should be fine.

Now, back to the warmup.

It's real, it's toasty and it's coming. Gusty southwest winds will hurl

the warm air into New England tomorrow. May take most of the day to whittle away the cold in Southern NH, but in Massachusetts, with a few breaks of sun, low 60s are possible!

That might have you thinking records, right? So am I.

That 63 isn't necessarily a long shot. Give it enough time and sun, and that's a sure bet. (On this date in 2002, we hit 65, so it's not out of the question.)

Anyway, the wind is the big issue lurking in the forecast. Tomorrow night, we might see some gusts 50-60mph areawide as a cold front approaches. Couple that with a line of intense rain - and a possible t-storm - and you have a wild night coming! Hold on to the steering wheel if you're traveling late tomorrow/tomorrow night.

Still some lingering warmth Thursday, but we're not breaking records. And neither are we into the weekend with the cold. It's run-of-the-mill stuff with a shot at some accumulating snow Sunday. Not a big storm...but something's lurking in the weather maps.

Enjoy your taste of spring tomorrow.

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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