Jeremy Reiner

Not A Typical Day

Posted by Jeremy Reiner

A typical summer day would offer dry weather at the start of the day have the sun bake the air then the afternoon heat & humidity would pop thunderstorms after 3pm. That's typical. Today won't be typical. We already have showers & t-storms forming across southern New England and they will tag most of us before noon.

These showers & thunderstorms are out ahead of a cool front that marks the leading edge of much drier air. Unfortunately, this front is about to fall apart on top of us and will never really offer up its goods (dry, Canadian air). I do think this front will shove most, if not all, of the showers/thunderstorms offshore after 4pm so the day won't be completely washed out. There will be gaps in the showers/storms and even some sun. it will also be wicked humid for much of the day and that humidity will lead to some locally heavy downpours.

By Friday that front will be offshore but only by a few miles. This means a fair amount of clouds will be around as well as the risk of some showers/t-storms down in Buzzards Bay/Cape/Islands throughout the day. For the rest of us it will be a decent summer day with slightly lower humidity and only a minimal risk (less than 10%) of afternoon showers.

As we step into the weekend, high pressure begins to build back into New England--not from Canada with fresh, dry air but rather the Atlantic. this means humidity & heat will begin to build throughout the weekend. On Saturday there may be an isolated t-storm with that building heat/humidity but again..isolated. Sunday looks like the nicer of the two weekend days with seasonably warm temps and a fair amount of sunshine.

Watch out for those brief heavy downpours today!

~JR

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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