Pete Bouchard

Summer Weekend? Not Quite

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Nice summery day today. After we fried the fog, the sun brought us to the brink of 80 in many spots - at least away from the coast. Clouds raced in by afternoon, and with a quick glance at the radar to our far west, we have our work cut out for us this weekend.

What I'm not seeing Saturday or Sunday is a warm, bright setup. We'll have to fight for our sun both days, and showers will threaten both early and late on Saturday and generally throughout the day on Sunday. That said, the threat is small, only around 40% Sunday.

In the wake of the surprise tornado in Stoughton yesterday, everyone's jumpy about the thunder threat. Who's under the gun tomorrow? Mainly north/west of Boston in the afternoon. Primary threat will be gusty winds and some small hail. Winds will whipping by late afternoon, with some gusts near or over 30mph.

Sunday will settle down, but with a front hanging overhead, there remains the risk of a few widely scattered and brief showers. Mid 60s ought to do it.

Cool snap next week should be snuffed out by mid/late week...as warm, humid air returns...along with a chance at a few storms.

To all the moms out there (and mine especially): HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!!

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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