Pete Bouchard

Hit The Showers

Posted by Pete Bouchard

What a way to go out! Sunshine, fair weather clouds. Beautiful!

Pepperell   82

Millis            80

Auburn        79

Waltham     77

Wrentham  77

Boston        68

We're done with those temps for a while (although we will at least see 60s), and we probably won't see a bright day like this until Monday of next week. But it's not all lemons and vinegar. Our rainfall deficit continues to grow to over 4" (since Mar. 1)! Any and all rain - no matter how paltry - is welcome news.

First up is a batch of rain with a slow-moving low pressure system. Bands of light rain will swirl up from Rhode Island and Connecticut by mid/late AM tomorrow. Thursday is a day with off-and-on showers, then the system will roll out of here.

Friday is an in-between day. I've been stressing that the period from Wed-Sun ISN'T washed out entirely, and Friday looks to be one of those days we'll get a pause and maybe see a few rays of sun. Humidity will be on the rise as well.

Saturday is another day like Wednesday. Pretty wet...start to finish. While Sunday looks to be like Friday.

One thing I'm not seeing is an incessant period of wet weather - like on the order of weeks. Thankfully, the pattern seems to be moving along, flushing out weather systems and bringing back sun in the long range. One thing that is suspiciously absent is the heat. None of it is building across the country...



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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