Pete Bouchard

Out of the Frying Pan...

Posted by Pete Bouchard

As these guys


once sang,

Don't think me unkind. Words are hard to find.

So I'll give it to you straight: it's going to get worse before it gets better. 

Mid 90s ruled Metrowest this afternoon. Over the next two days, the heat will grow as temperatures approach 100 degrees both Thursday and Friday afternoon. Combined with the humidity, it will feel like 103 to 107 tomorrow and Friday afternoon. This has prompted the National Weather Service to issue Heat Advisories (in orange) and more strongly worded Excessive Heat Warnings (in violet) for tomorrow (light pink is a Severe T-Storm Watch for VT and Western NH through 12am and gray is a Air Quality Alert until 11pm...yeah, there's a lot going on):

Excessive Heat Warnings are rather rare here in New England. They signal an end to "geez it's hot" and the beginning of "geez it's dangerously hot". Heat exhaustion and heat stroke are likely if you overexhert yourself. Take it slow and easy!

So how about a random storm to cool things off? Not a guarantee over the next two days, but a possibility. As you know, there's nothing a storm loves more than heat and humidity, so keep an eye to the sky in the afternoon as some of these could get out of hand. I'd peg our chances at about 40% both tomorrow and Friday.

Real relief is still coming by Saturday night, but the real relief won't be felt until Sunday.

Hang in there and keep your cool.


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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