Chris Lambert

Finishing Strong

Posted by Chris Lambert

A sluggish start this Friday turned into quite a pleasant afternoon as clouds parted ways and sunny skies allows for temperatures to jump into the mid 50s near the coast, and to around 60 inland.  Even across the Cape and Islands, where a cold rain fell through lunchtime, we managed to rise into the 50s with some sun late in the day.

Cooler weather prevails tonight as a shot of Canadian air slides into New England.  That pushes the mercury down to a couple degrees either side of 30 by daybreak tomorrow.  Factor in a breeze, and once again it'll feel cool outside.  Despite the cool weather Saturday, it's a nice day overall with highs in the upper 40s to 50 and lots of sunshine.  One thing to keep in mind this time of year, is the brush fire danger.  With a strong breeze tomorrow and afternoon humidity down in the 20-30% range, brush fires can easily start and spread.  Although many of us are anxious to get out there and get the yard all cleaned up after a long winter, it's not a good time to burn off the dead brush and leave piles as the wind can pick up some of those embers and spread that fire quickly.

The second half of the weekend is about 10 degrees warmer, but also cloudier.  A spot shower or sprinkle is not out of the question, but most of us stay dry.

Opening day looks dry as well, as temps near 60.  We'll watch the possibility of winds turning onshore in the afternoon, and that'll drop temps back through the 50s late in the afternoon close to the coastline, including at Fenway park.

Next week presents a challenge temperature-wise a cold front drops in from our north Tuesday night/Wednesday AM.  On the other side of that front, winds turn north to northeast and that squashes any sort of warm weather this time of year.  Occasional showers ride along that front as well mid to late week.  Just south of the front, temperatures are in the 70s.  If we can get a day or two with that front moving back north of us, we'll do ok, but the problem is, that's a tall order this time of year with an area of high pressure to the north.  As of now, my 7-day forecast is based on the fact that the warm air stays just south of us Wednesday-Friday, putting us in the 40s and 50s.

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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