Chris Lambert

Rain Precedes The Warm-Up

Posted by Chris Lambert

An onshore wind kept it cool again today despite some sunshine, and before we can finally get to warmer weather again,  a farther downhill journey stands in front of us. 

Clouds increase overnight and a few showers arrive by daybreak across Southeast Mass.  Those showers slowly move northwest throughout the day, taking over the coastline by mid-day with a few lighter showers/sprinkle even reaching the 495 belt by the afternoon.  An active east wind keeps temperatures in the 40s as it gusts 20-30mph at times, even stronger gusts along the coastline.  In terms of rainfall amounts:  Less than 0.25" falls north and west of Boston, about 0.25" in the city, and up to 0.50" across Southeast Mass.  The highest totals we'll find will be across the Cape/Islands.  There, localized downpours may drop over 1" through the afternoon and into the overnight hours.

Rain tapers off around daybreak Wednesday, and with moisture quick to retreat and winds turning back to the south and southwest, temperatures jump up quickly in the afternoon.  Many of us reach at least the mid to upper 60s, with a few 70s showing up in towns north and west of Boston.  Temps across the Cape are near 60 as a southerly wind is a cool wind direction there this time of year.

A few more showers to roll in overnight Wednesday and Thursday morning, then we're on Easy Street to end the week and roll through the weekend.

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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