Chris Lambert

As Ugly As 80 Gets

Posted by Chris Lambert

So it's summer, and temps near 80 are good right?  Well, the problem is, this 7day stretch that features temps near 80, also features plenty of scattered showers and storms and lots of humidity.  In fact, with dew points rising toward 70, the "frizz factor" shows ponytail weather for the next week.  That high humidity also provides the fuel for localized downpours. 

A flash flood watch extends through this afternoon for locally heavy rain in the scattered storms that move through.  It won't rain the whole day, but when it rains, it pours.  Those downpours can produce quite a bit of rain in a short time period, creating pockets of urban flooding, street flooding and flooding of poor drainage areas, so that's something we'll watch for.  

Also, with any sun breaking out today, temps quickly jump up toward 80 degrees.  That'll create enough instability for a few stronger storms to fire as there is the slight risk of severe storms. 

So that's the bad, what about the good?  Again, at least it's warm, and yes, we'll have breaks of sun at times today and also over the weekend.  You'll likely get your chance to get some yard work done or errands run between batches of storms as dry hours are with us too. 

Next week is more of the same before signs are the pattern finally breaks by the end of the week and next weekend.

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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