Chris Lambert

Hot Gets A Bit Hotter

Posted by Chris Lambert

We had no problem cracking the 90 degree mark in many towns, and the theme of the day was trying to beat the heat.  Being pool side or beach bound were popular ideas to cool off before the fireworks shows kick in tonight.  They'll be popular places through the weekend.  

Despite all the heat and humidity in place, the storm threat is low, as many of the storms have fired across northern New England.  A lone storm could get as close as SW New Hampshire or outer Route 2, but even there, the chance is low.  Fireworks should have no issues kicking off around 9:00PM tonight.  Temps at that time will still be in the lower to middle 80s. 

Tomorrow we turn it up a notch with more sun and high humidity.  Instead of 92-93 being a common range like today, I expect more 95-96 degree readings popping up.  Combine that with dew points near 70, and heat indices run around 102-104.  That'll likely prompt a heat advisory with the precautions of drinking plenty of fluids to stay hydrated, and spending some time out of the midday sun, a couple good recommendations.

For the Cape and Islands.... each of the next several morning feature the chance of some low clouds and fog, before hazy sun breaks back out.  It'll take the longest to see any hazy sun across Nantucket, where highs stay in the 70s.  From the Vineyard through the Cape, low to mid 80s are common.

The heat remains through the weekend and into next week.  Highs do trend down a touch early next week, but the humidity stays high.  A chance of a storms runs around 30% Sunday-Tuesday, before a slightly higher chance of storms arrives Wednesday or Thursday.

Stay cool out there and have fun tonight!

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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