Jeremy Reiner

Decent Day Ahead

Posted by Jeremy Reiner

No changes to our weather today......clouds & sun will battle for your attention for much of the day as temps reach up into the low 40s. The best thing about today (other than Monday is behind us) is the lack of wind....it fades away by noon and stays away throughout the afternoon. Sweet. We hold onto the wind free weather this evening but clouds hang in the sky throughout the night.

Time to start talking about a big storm heading this way. It's the same storm that will pound the Midwest-Mid Atlantic today & tomorrow. This storm will pass close enough to New England to make it a player in our world. Still a lot of details to work out but here's what I'm thinking:

*Drawn out storm....late Wednesday night right through midday Friday. The height of the storm will be Thursday & Thursday evening.

*Coastal concerns with several high tide cycles to be affected by the storm. Severe beach erosion as well as minor coastal flooding. Pockets of moderate
 coastal flooding appear likely---especially at the 6am/6pm high tides on Thursday.

*Wind will be a concern across southern New England starting late Wednesday afternoon and lasting through midday Friday. Coastal towns will see wind gusts between 30-40 mph for several hours...interior locations will see wind gusts near 30mph on Thursday.

*Rain versus wet snow....this is the most uncertain aspect of the storm. As of now I would say along I-495 and points west into the higher terrain of Worcester county is the area likely to see accumulating snow (2-4") with the highest elevations in Worcester county possibly receiving 4-8" of a heavy wet snow. Several hours of wet snow are likely in the western suburbs of Boston but no accumulation is expected (as of right now).

Our weather improves dramatically by the weekend. Thankfully.

~JR

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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