Pete Bouchard

Slide Continues

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Even though the numbers took a hit today, we still managed to make the mid and upper 60s Metrowest and southwest of the city. But tonight, a cooler airmass is seeping in for the long haul, and the 60s will take a back seat for a while.

Thunder was erupting across New York State this afternoon, along with some imbedded heavy rain. Our name is all over that wet weather as a weak low pressure system ripples along a stalled front tonight. I'm not warm and fuzzy about the idea of thunder around here, however. With a dominate east/southeast wind, the storms should fade as they move into Mass. overnight.

Tomorrow's a gloomy day with a few sprinkles here and there. Highs struggle through the 40s, but we may still top out near 50 away from the coast.

Friday's storm will come at a bad time. Cold air will bring reinforcements through Thursday night and early Friday. Temperatures fall enough for us to bring out the special winter maps:

It's not enough for accumulation in our viewing area, but it's certainly enough to get your attention. Sleet is simply ice pellets - the kind that bounce off the windshield - NOT a glazing ice like freezing rain. It's appearance should be brief in the morning, and vanish by afternoon as the "warmer" air moves in. Up to 1" of rain may fall with this storm by the time the last drops fall by Saturday morning.

Speaking of the weekend, there's plenty of room for improvement. We'll be bathed in sun, but the temps won't move a lot. Generally near 60 both days.

NEXT week is when we turn the corner...and I'm not talking about the final leg of the Marathon. (That looks fine with a welcoming, cool sea breeze in the city at the finish line.) Tuesday and Wednesday could feature the warmest temps of the season! Before you go 'naysayin', keep in mind that yesterday we were in the upper 70s across parts of SE Mass....and that was without even trying.

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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