Chris Lambert

Cool Break, More Storms to Follow

Posted by Chris Lambert

Typically, a morning with fog, patchy drizzle and temps in the 60s would be something to complain about this time of year, and we can do that, but at least it's a refreshing break from the heat and humidity of the last several days.  I wish I could say it'll all burn off and we're on easy street from here on out, but we're not.  

Lots of low level clouds and an onshore breeze hold temps down this afternoon to 70 or less along the coastline, especially along the North Shore. Well inland, we'll manage to sneak into the mid to upper 70s.  A few breaks in the overcast allows for some sun to get on through, but any sunshine helps destabilize the atmosphere, and triggers more showers and storms later in the day along the front stuck across the area. We'll get our dry hours in at times today, but overnight, that will be harder to do.  

As energy in the atmosphere and a wave of low pressure ride in from the west this evening, showers and storms with locally heavy rain, become more numerous.  With the atmosphere loaded with moisture, it doesn't take long for pockets of downpours to produce an inch or two of rain in spots.  Since the threat for that is there, a flood watch is in effect from this afternoon to tomorrow afternoon.  The highest threat for street/urban flooding is overnight and early tomorrow morning.  Some rivers and streams may near their banks by tomorrow afternoon, so we'll watch for that as well.

 It won't rain all weekend, but more storms are scattered about on Saturday and Sunday.

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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