Pete Bouchard

One Day Pass

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Onshore winds, heavy overcast and a slightly drier airmass (for some) put a dent in the hot weather of late. Boston only managed a measly 72 degrees this afternoon! Even hot spots like Fitchburg and Norwood stayed in the low/mid 70s.

Hopefully you didn't get used to it. The heat and humidity are back with a vengance by tomorrow....and once again, they will fuel some nasty storms and downpours. Keep an eye to the sky both afternoons for any wandering storms. There will be more hits than misses too, so very few of us will come away with dry lawns and gardens.

The endgame is near. Humidity will be forced offshore as a cool front SLOWLY pushes through on Friday. That particular day is a work in progress. Clouds will be slow to part - and on Cape Cod they should not - and the humidity will slowly lift. The payoff? Saturday and Sunday. Summer heat builds back in. And THIS time it should be without the sticky air:

59 degree dewpoints? What's that like??

We will soon see.

Be well.


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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