Pete Bouchard

Coasting Into The Weekend

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Another magnificent finish to the day. Sun was bold and beautiful - like the full "Pink" moon tonight - and we managed to keep away the sea breeze this afternoon. End result was a high temp a few degrees above normal: 65 in Boston.

We'll dip BELOW the normal of 59 tomorrow as a cooler airmass moves in AND the wind turns in from the water. Yep, the sea breeze owns the day, and it may have you scrambling for the sweaters and light jackets at Fenway tomorrow evening.

There's also the threat for a passing sprinkle throughout the day (lesser chance in the evening). A cool pool of air will be drifting through, possibly triggering a quick shower. And as the 7 day will show, this may be our last chance at water for a while.

We're undergoing a shift in the pattern, and although a lot of folks won't be too bothered by the dry snap, some lawns and gardens may start to dry out next week. Yesterday I was thinking this change up would mean some warm days in the week ahead, but now I'm not too trigger happy about bringing in the heat...thanks to the northeast wind for much of early next week.

So the end result is that we'll have to "deal" with the mid and upper 60s - keeping in mind the coastline will check in a few degrees cooler than that. Certainly not beach-worthy, but would you rather have a week of rain?

Take it easy.


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:


*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'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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