Chris Lambert

Day 5 Should Be The End

Posted by Chris Lambert

It's been quite the stretch of beach weather huh?  The timing of it couldn't have worked out better for all you folks that had vacation days over the past several days as highs in the city of Boston have hit 91, 94, 95, and 93 the last 4 days.  Today will be another 90+ day in Boston as highs head into the lower 90s, marking our 5th day in this heat wave.  The longest heat wave in Boston's history was in 1912, at 9 days. On 4 other occasions, we had 8-day heat waves.

If you're heading to the beach today, most of the time is dry, however a few hit and miss storms fire this afternoon, so just keep an eye to the sky.  Beach temps run in the upper 80s to 90, so there will be plenty of warmth again.  Water temps are now up to the 66-69 degree range, so it's been a nice turnaround there the last couple of weeks.  For the golf course to the ball fields to the cookouts this afternoon, same rule applies, keep an eye to the sky for a passing storm despite most hours being dry.  The lowest chance of rain is across the Cape/Islands.  The overall rain chance today is 30%.

A better chance of storms arrives tomorrow afternoon (50%), as some upper level energy moves in.  With more clouds and scattered storms, temps fall just shy of 90 as 88 is a common number.  Lowest storm chance... you guessed it, the Cape/Islands.

A passing storm is possible Tuesday, but we'll have many dry hours too.  Another higher chance of storms arrive Wednesday afternoon north and west of Boston, then again on Thursday for all of us.

By Friday and Saturday, we're back to the upper 70s and lower 80s with just a few scattered showers in the mix.

Enjoy the rest of your 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:


*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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