Chris Lambert

The Heat Holds

Posted by Chris Lambert

Another summah sizzlah out there with temps running in the low to mid 90s and heat indices running between 100-103 degrees this afternoon. 

It wasn't hard warming up today, after all, Boston's low temp early this morning was 79 degrees! With plenty of blazing sunshine, the pools and the beaches were once again the place to be.  Either that, a nice air conditioned building.  

A heat advisory remains in place for many towns (aside from Worcester County, Cape/Islands and Buzzards Bay) and will be in place again for tomorrow afternoon.

A somewhat similar pattern continues through the weekend, aside from a few subtle differences.  Winds tomorrow turn west instead of southwest.  That'll allow for Cape temps to be a few degrees warming, and it may also allow for a stray thunderstorm in the afternoon to get closer toward the 495 belt.  Any storm will be isolated and short-lived.  Highs reach the low to mid 90s for many.  Even the Cape will soar to the 85-90 range.  With a west wind downsloping off the higher elevations tomorrow, I could see dew points dropping into the mid 60s for a bit in the afternoon.  That's slightly less humid, but hardly noticeable.

Sunday is close to the same with highs just a couple degrees cooler and a slightly higher chance for a passing afternoon storm.

Early next week, I still have temperatures near 90 on Monday and Tuesday, but if Monday falls short of it, I wouldn't be surprised.  As some upper-level energy slides in, thunderstorms should have an easier time firing Monday afternoon, producing locally heavy rain.  By that time, a lot of lawns will be thanking Mother Nature for that water.

Next week remains warm and humid, lots of 80s, and the occasional batches of storms work through.

Stay cool this 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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