Chris Lambert

Hottest Yet To Come

Posted by Chris Lambert

It was nice to have a good sea breeze to help us out as highs topped 90 in Boston by late-morning, then fell back into the 80s for the afternoon.  A few showers also managed to pop north and west of the city this afternoon, but the stronger/severe storms have been limited to Central New England so far.  The highest instability is just north of the Mass/NH border, and that's where I expect more storms into the early evening hours.  A shower or thunderstorm could drift into the Metrowest area, suburbs, and near Boston, but the chance is lower, and the strength, likely weaker.

That sea breeze won't kick in tomorrow for the city, and that means the heat is on!  In fact, tomorrow will be the hottest day of this heat wave as highs run 95-100 degrees.  98 in Boston will tie the record for the date, and the 95 in Worcester would be good enough to tie a record there as well.  The risk of storms is low thanks to relatively warm air aloft that tends to prevent thunderstorms from firing.   Factor in the humidity tomorrow, and it'll feel more like 104-109 in the mid afternoon.  For that reason, an excessive heat warning is in place across much of the area away from SE Mass.  The Cape and Islands will be the place to be with temps running 85-90. 

The heat is still with us into Saturday afternoon as highs run into the lower 90s.  However, as a cold front approaches, storms become more widespread from mid afternoon, into the evening.  The potential is there for some of these storms to produce damaging wind gusts and hail, so we'll have to keep an eye on it.

On the other side of the front... dry weather, lower humidity and temps near 80 move in for Sunday. Yah!

Stay cool out there tomorrow.

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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