Pete Bouchard

Heat Is Trending

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Summer officially rolled in on Friday, and since then, it's been all about the heat. Today marked day two in Boston of 90 or better, and with tomorrow assuredly coming in above the magic number, we'll have ourselves a heat wave.

This would be the first heat wave since July 13-15, 2012 (wow...mid July, go figure)...and probably not the last of this summer. The heat is one thing, but the humidity is what gets everyone in a huff. Today, the heat and humidity combined to give us a heat index of 100° in many towns and cities! It should approach that value again tomorrow as everything remains status quo.

Storms fired all around this afternoon and evening. Vivid lightning (what a way to start Lightning Safety Awareness Week!), intense downpours and even some small hail. We'll start up the engine again tomorrow (with temps in the 90s) so keep an eye to the sky for the usual suspects (rain, lightning and gusty winds) in the afternoon. They'll fire at random, so some hits and some misses can be expected.

While the temperatures dip by the second half of the week, the humidity will hold strong - for the forseeable future. Even when we fall back to the 80s by Thursday and Friday, the humidity will be swarming overhead.

Hit those liquids and keep cool in the A/C!

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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