Pete Bouchard

Sun Takes Over

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Today was a day of polar opposites: bright start, wet finish. Thanks to a fast-moving warm front, we got a drink of water for those newly-minted lawns and gardens (after last night's cold shock, they deserve it.)

Now we're heading into a dry spell. Showers are out, sun is in. But before you go digging out that beach umbrella, remember that sun does not equal summer warmth.

At least this weekend. Tomorrow is the exception. With a west wind warding off the sea breeze, we have a chance to hit the 80 degree mark in many spots! Combined with tons of sun, this is looking like the pick of the week.

Friday through Sunday isn't too shabby either. Lots of sun, dry air and somewhat cooler temperatures. Highs on Friday will near 70, but over the weekend we'll slump the to the mid 60s thanks to a sea breeze.

Time to tackle the long range. I do see some steamy, summer heat looming in the long term, but I also see some wet, chilly rain too. It's a study in contrasts, and it's typical for spring. Yes, I do believe we're still in a spring-like pattern. All across the country, strong upper systems continue to wander through the Lower 48. This isn't to be taken lightly. If we get stuck under one of these puppies, we're going to get doused. Still lots to play out, but we could be confronting one of those by Memorial Day Weekend.

Just throwing it out there.

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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