Pete Bouchard

Cooldown...of Sorts

Posted by Pete Bouchard

We officially made heat wave status this afternoon when we cracked 90° in Boston just after noontime. For the record:

Sunday: 91

Monday: 95

Tuesday: 92

But the buck should stop here. Clouds will limit the sun tomorrow as a front forms across Northern New England. This front will be the trigger point for thunderstorms, but since it will be on top of us early, I'm thinking they fire by EARLY afternoon, not in the evening as in the past couple of nights.

That front stalls overhead on Thursday and drops out temperatures to the lowest levels of the week. On top of that, we're looking at general showers in the afternoon to wet things down. This is our warm front pushing through.

And warm it will be through the weekend. Muggy is more like it, since I DON'T see us returning to the searing 90s anytime soon.

Let's review:

Before you go cancelling those weekend plans, keep this in mind: the threat for storms in the afternoon is typical summer fare here in New England. Although I can't guarantee everyone gets hit, I do think there will be misses too. Go about your business and have a Plan B in the works just in case.



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:


*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'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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