Chris Lambert

Turning Up The Heat

Posted by Chris Lambert

As of 3:45 PM, the shower and thunderstorm activity has been minimal compared to yesterday.  In part, thanks to the cloud cover through much of the day which has helped limit the daytime heating.  Although, now we have started to thin that cloud cover out, so we'll watch the potential for a few late-afternoon storms to form and linger into the early evening as there is still plenty of available energy for storms to feed off of. However,  the "spin" to the atmosphere is not quite as high as yesterday which slightly lowers, but not eliminate the chance for rotation.  The best chance to see a few storms will be the farther west and northwest you go.   

Wednesday, the chance for a thunderstorm is 40%, with the higher threat outside 495 again.  Closer to Boston and down through SE Mass, the chance is lower.  More hazy sun breaks out between clouds and that'll warm us up into the mid 80s.  Any storm that forms, dies out early in the evening.

The Fourth:  Hazy, hot and humid, temps near 90 and only a 20% chance of a passing afternoon thunderstorm (best chance N & W again).  Even if your town picks up a storm, it won't take up much of the day, and it'll fade out in the early evening.  Most towns shouldn't have an issue with 9-10PM fireworks.

The weather that settles in on the Fourth is the pattern the establishes itself through the weekend.  Each day highs near 90 with hazy sun and high humidity.  Every once and a while a passing afternoon thunderstorm fires, but you may only see it in your town a couple times  in the 6 day stretch.  Bottom-line, much of the time is rain-free. 

What about the Cape?  We're looking good there from the Fourth on with temps 80-84 degrees, hazy sun and a bit of a breeze.  Much better than the last few days eh?

Enjoy the week!

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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