Jeremy Reiner

On The Fence

Posted by Jeremy Reiner

Our back & forth swings in daytime temperatures is about to kick into high gear. If you take a peek at that 7day you'll see what I mean. 50s today, only near 40 tomorrow and then right back up close to 60 by Saturday afternoon. Early spring in New England.

The problem with these wild swings (aside from wardrobe issues) is it typically involves a front and these fronts (really more like a dividing line with warm & cold air) are great producers of clouds, showers & thunderstorms. As this front was moving through the region we had some heavy showers for a few hour last evening (see Red Sox rain delay). That front has now moved to our south--too far away for heavy showers today but still close enough to keep clouds & pockets of drizzle/sprinkles around the region. This is usually stand-by weather--where you have the rain gear on stand-by but likely don't use it. Plan on this type of weather lasting into the evening (no delays likely for the Red Sox game tonight).

Tomorrow that front tries to return (and will) so the chance of steady rain returns & I think that it's more of a widespread-all day long rain versus just scattered showers. The temps will tumble further with the all day rain as most towns barely reach 40 by Friday afternoon. Eh, at least it's Friday.

As we roll into the weekend, high pressure is back with us and so will that sunshine be as well. Saturday will be the milder of the two days as we approach 60. Sunday will be cooler with most towns near 53. By the way, Marathon Monday looks awesome with morning temps in the 40s & afternoon temps in downtown Boston in the mid 50s.

~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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