Pete Bouchard

Come On Ride The Train

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Heavy rain is on the move! All afternoon long it was stalled over Western Massachusetts and Connecticut. Heavy pulses of rain traveled over the same towns and cities - a process meteorologists call "training" - resulting in flash flooding in some counties to our west.

Now it's our turn to ride the train.

Thankfully, the band of heavy rain will be moving - not stalling - through the night. HOWEVER come tomorrow morning, it will run out of gas again...right over Cape Cod.

For that reason, I'm thinking there will be two bullseyes of rain: one over Greater Worcester, and another over Cape Cod and Southeast Mass. In both spots, and inch or more of rain is possible. In between, it certainly won't be a walk in the park, but we should average under an inch of rain.

But that's just the first batch of rain.

With low pressure forming near The Vineyard and moving over the Canal this Saturday, the rain guages will fill again. The second bout of rain will amount to another 1-2 inches of rain areawide! There is the idea (read: hope) that the faucet will finally turn off Sunday afternoon, but the day will still be damp and cool...along with a stiff wind.

Speaking of cool, there's enough cold air wrapping around this system that the higher elevations of the Green Mountains and the Berkshires may see some wet flakes of snow mixing in with those rain drops. Sounds silly, sounds outrageous...but if fits the bill with this unseasonably cool coastal storm.

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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