Chris Lambert

Storms Fade This Evening

Posted by Chris Lambert

There was finally enough lift to the atmosphere to fire scattered thunderstorms across the area today.  As of 4:45PM, the main threat across central and eastern Mass has been torrential rain and frequent cloud to cloud lightning.  In western Worcester County, points west, there have been severe thunderstorm warnings, one tornado warning and reports of hail.  A few storms briefly showed rotation, but the main threat was damaging wind gusts and hail there.

Storms continue to fire late this afternoon, into early this evening, moving to the north and northeast.  With the sea breeze moving in, and cool air from outflows of thunderstorms pushing north, I expect the storms to increase in coverage north of the Mass Pike between 6-9PM.   Most towns main threat from these storms will be the heavy rain and frequent lightning.  On occasional, a storm may go to severe limits with the possibility of hail and damaging wind gusts.  I don't expect that to be widespread though. 

We should break the heat wave tomorrow, staying in the upper 80s with scattered storms around in the afternoon.

Storms will be in and out through the week, with the highest chance of rain Thursday-Saturday.  It won't rain all day, but showers and storms are more numerous then.  It'll be coolest on Friday and Saturday as highs may fall just shy of 80.

Hope you had a good 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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