Pete Bouchard

Precious & Few

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Well the rain finally came...at least for some. Lots of green blobs on the radar, but they're quick-moving and mostly light. As a result, the rain hasn't amounted to a whole lot across much of the Eastern Mass. The steadiest - and heaviest - rain has fallen over Western Mass. and Connecticut as thunder erupted this afternoon. Nonetheless, we'll grab all we can in this unsettled pattern, and there are more opportunities tonight and tomorrow.

Low pressure will cruise across the Commonwealth tomorrow. As the airmass is cold overhead, there might be some thunderstorms in the afternoon. Certainly is enough moisture around:

Yep, it's back. The Frizz Factor takes into account the higher dewpoints (sticky air) and any wet weather in the forecast. The two can combine to make hair exasperatingly frizzy. (I can't relate, but with two women in the household, I get it...)

Late-breaking weather news this evening - Friday isn't looking bad. In fact, the chance for showers is miniscule and the sun will be out. Many spots will see the thermometer spike to near 80 by afternoon! Cooler 60s & 70s are expected across SE Mass.

In contrast, Saturday isn't looking like a slam-dunk. I'm having timing issues with the rain. Right now it looks like the wet weather favors the AM hours, but that could change to an all-day affair with one wiggle of the front to our west. Give me another day to firm it up.

Sunday is OK, but not ideal. Still a little unsettled and mainly cloudy. Threat for showers/thunder in the afternoon.

Be well!

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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