Chris Lambert

Well, That Worked

Posted by Chris Lambert

So we had storms to our south, to our east, to our north and to our west this afternoon, but other than a passing shower around the Cape, we got a big ole goose egg on the thunderstorm count.  I'd say for the most part, it worked out just fine.  Essentially, a mini area of dry air and high pressure was able to wedge itself in through much of southern New England.  Unfortunately, it can't stay wedged in there for the next few days.

As the upper-level low to our northwest gets pushed back by a building ridge of high pressure in the Atlantic, the fire hose of moisture to our east has to come back through.  Right now it appears that the hose of moisture clips the Cape tonight (highest chance over the outer Cape) with a few more downpours, but much of the area remains dry with low clouds and fog redeveloping. 

So how about Sunday?  The best chance for a few morning downpours is over the Cape, while there are many dry hours and breaks of sun for the rest of us.  In the afternoon, the moisture to our south starts moving back across Southern New England, and that'll allow for more widespread showers and storms to fire up for the rest of us.  The greatest threat of stronger storms is just west of us, but it at least appears that holding lots of sun like we did this afternoon is an unlikely repeat.

The train of showers and storms line up over us for Monday, and perhaps into parts of Tuesday before the Bermuda High is strong enough to kick much of the activity to our west.  That'll happen by Wednesday with just a 30% chance of an afternoon storm from Wednesday on into next weekend.  With more sunshine and a south wind, temps rise back into the mid to upper 80s and humidity stays high.

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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