Pete Bouchard

Love That Dirty Water

Posted by Pete Bouchard

First widespread thunderstorm event of the season! Gutters, storm drains, parking lots, overpasses and culverts filled with the downpours this afternoon. While there were still some misses, there were plenty of hits - especially on the South Shore, where Braintree picked up over 1" of rain (and counting as of this typing).

May be some stragglers this evening, but the trend will be to dry out and fog in. All this storminess was sponsored by an upper level storm system, which is rolling out of town tonight.

In it's wake, we have a summer day on tap tomorrow! After the fog burns off, the sun will share time with a few clouds. Most importantly, the temps rebound to the upper 70s to near 80 and the southwest wind keeps the air muggy. You could make the argument for a beach day, but the best spots will be the north-facing beaches. The Cape/Islands will be cooler - and likely fighting back fog for much of the afternoon.

Weekend's doing the switchup. Saturday now looks better than Mother's Day. Lots of folks have plans this weekend, and depending on the time of your event, things may work out. Driest time on Saturday is late morning through early afternoon, and best time Sunday is, well, anytime. Sunday's forecast will have more clouds than sun, with a slight chance at a shower or sprinkle throughout the day. The issue on that day is a stalled cool front. It moves a whole 50-75 miles during the day!

#slowmover

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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