Pete Bouchard

Drier Air Tiptoes In

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Downpours started the day, and a few isolated storms finished it.

Hudson:

Natick:

And Salem, NH:

Thanks to @daniellerocks1011, @Chafitz and @Sweetba12 for those.

No reports of severe weather, but there was some weak rotation was detected when that top picture was taken out in Hudson, MA.

Time to bid adieu to the sticky air - at least for the short term. In this soupy pattern, one day is all we can squeeze out. The issue here is we won't get a strong push of dry air into the Commonwealth. For that reason, the front will run out of gas and stall over the Cape. There it meets its demise and slowly dissolves through Saturday. Therein lies the problem for those vacationing on the Cape. May not get a good beach day until Sunday. That's not to say the next two days are washed out. Saturday's better than Friday, but there still may be a sprinkle. Otherwise, the shower threat tomorrow is as follows:

Most of the showers will be in the afternoon. Even then, I'm giving you the wettest scenario. We could get away with even fewer showers tomorrow if the front starts to decay a little faster. All in all, not a drenching forecast - and certainly drier than I was thinking yesterday.

Enjoy it. We're heading back into the tropics by early next week.

Pete

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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