Pete Bouchard

No Snow For The Weekend!

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Well, we're in the clear for the weekend. Although with temps in the 40s, a gusty wind and limited sun, it will feel like a "weak - end" to the workweek.

We'll make it work, however. The day will dawn bright tomorrow, but with cold air thousands of feet up, we'll see the clouds form as early as late morning. Mostly cloudy skies and a gusty wind will make it feel like low 30s in the afternoon. So much for spring on Saturday.

But there's some hope for "milder" temps on Sunday: winds will be lighter, skies will be brighter, and the end result is a high temperature in the mid and UPPER 40s. Hey, it's a start.

But Monday night may be a setback. A storm - which 5 days ago looked like it would sail off the Carolinas without much fanfare - is brushing the southern half of Massachusetts, all of Rhode Island and Connecticut (in addition to NYC). Oddly, the storm will separate as it enters the northeast, with one half sailing out to sea and the other hanging back - left adrift in weak steering currents. Let the record show that storms that are adrift tend to drift our way, so I'm thinking we'll get some accumulation here. What I'm not seeing (yet) is a foot or more of snow, so there is some promise for "only" a glancing shot in this storm.

Stay with Chris Lambert for new developments over the weekend. And enjoy the quiet weather this weekend.

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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