Chris Lambert

Picture Perfect

Posted by Chris Lambert

Sunshine, low humidity and temperatures near 80.  That's a tough forecast to beat right? Fortunately for us, this near perfect weather is sliding in on a weekend as opposed to the deluges we've had during the week.  Good beach weather today too with highs in the mid to upper 70s at the coast and lots of sun.  Just be careful of rip currents, there's still a risk for those as seas are still a bit turned up. 

Despite the flood of sunshine today, flood warnings are still up for the Assabet River and the Charles River.  Water levels are just above flood stage for those two rivers, but improvements for the Assabet River are seen by tomorrow morning as levels fall back below flood stage.  For the Charles River, water levels continue to rise until tomorrow morning, before receding.  The expected water level on the Charles is 5.7 feet tomorrow morning.  Flood stage is 5.0 feet.

I wish I could say the Father's Day would be a repeat forecast, but we do have a few mid to late afternoon showers to track.  They'll be scattered about Sunday afternoon, mainly after 3PM, so I don't expect a lot of rain, but an occasional nuisance shower may stroll on through.  Temps Sunday are still mild, in the mid to upper 70s.

Monday is muggy with a few pop up storms in the afternoon and temps in the 80s. 

Next week looks quiet overall with highs in the mid 70s to lower 80s through the week.  One thing we'll track though is an area of low pressure just to our south Tuesday night and Wednesday.  It looks to be out to sea, but the trend the last couple weeks has been a northerly trend with storms.  Just something to keep an eye on for now.

Enjoy the weekend and Happy Father's Day!

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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