Jeremy Reiner

Big Week

Posted by Jeremy Reiner

I can't really think of a more important week for a meteorologist here in New England. The July 4th holiday week, where so many people are off with all sorts of outdoor activities. The pressure to deliver sunshine and more importantly--get the forecast right if it does feature rain. Gulp.

Today and tomorrow are the only two days this week that will offer widespread showers that could occur at any point in the day. Not saying that it will rain all day each day in the area just that the showers will be scattered and not confined to the *late day* moniker. I think the highest chance of showers this morning will be south & east of Boston while the afternoon hours will see north & west of town with the greatest chance of rain. Metro Boston will a decreasing chance of showers throughout the day. Some of those showers will be quite heavy across southern New Hampshire. So much so that a flood watch is in effect until tonight where 1-2" of rain is likely in the heavier downpours. What is a lock is the humidity--that's all over southern New England.

As we roll toward Wednesday and beyond, the summertime Bermuda High begins to build into New England. This will dry things out in terms of lowering the chance of thunderstorms (as well as confining them to late day) and allow our temps to approach 90. As of now, the 4th looks hazy, hot & humid with daytime temps in the low 90s and evening temps in the low 80s. Only a small chance of some late afternoon-early evening t-storms across western & northern New England.

Enjoy your week--be safe!

~JR

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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