Chris Lambert

Nuisance... But Certainly No Blizzard

Posted by Chris Lambert

The forecast for this storm has been quite challenging to say the least, but the trend has been our friend the last 24 hours, and that trend has been to reduce snowfall amounts. 

I don't have any major updates this morning regarding snow totals, although, one thing I do see is this being a long drawn out event.  One that doesn't completely leave us until tomorrow night.  With that said, for most, this is a nuisance storm rather than a classic blockbuster.

Storm Bullet Points:

-Showers and wet snow start between 4-7PM today

-Rain and snow becoming steadier overnight.... rain near the coast, including Boston, and could sneak as far inland as the 128/495 belts briefly. 

-After midnight, the rain/snow line works back toward the coast. With temps near or above freezing, most main roads stay wet.

-Wet snow for many tomorrow morning, then on and off wet snow in the afternoon.  Won't total much with temps in the mid 30s.

-Could be periodic snow showers with temps near 32 or below tomorrow evening... that could slicken roads.

- Coastal flooding not a major concern.  Minor coastal flooding or splash-over possible near high tide at 10AM Sunday.

-Winds gust 30-40mph tomorrow at the coast, but not nearly as windy as the last two weekend storms.

When it's all said and done, snow totals add up to 4-8" of snow along and outside 495, north of the Mass Pike, with the highest totals across the higher elevations of northern Worcester County and southern NH.  2-4" in the Boston metro area, and less south of the city.  That 2-4" in the Boston area is mainly on top of the decks, grassy areas and car tops.  With temps above freezing, snow will melt and have a tough time piling up on the roads.  That'll actually prove true for most other areas as well.  Should be a quick clean-up overall, but the salt and sand are likely required Sunday night as temps dip below freezing and left over snow showers still fly. 

Have a good weekend... for updates while we're not on-air,  we tend to tweet a lot.  Follow the 7Weather team: @clamberton7 @jreineron7 @pbouchardon7.

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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