Chris Lambert

Record Broken, Heat To Break

Posted by Chris Lambert

As of this writing (5PM) the highest temp we've reach all day at Logan Airport was 99 degrees.  Just shy of the century mark, but hot enough to break a record.  The old record of 98 was set back in 1982.   Factor in the humidity and heat indices were consistently between 105-108 across the area.

So where do we go from here?  Saturday will be another hot and humid day, but not a record breaker.  Highs reach the lower to middle 90s before scattered storms move in to end the heat.  There is enough instability and energy in the atmosphere to produce locally strong to severe storms, with the main threat locally damaging wind gusts.  Frequent cloud to ground lightning and heavy rain will be more widespread than the damaging winds.  The timing of the storms favors the most widespread activity between 4-8PM, but a few isolated storms could fire earlier in afternoon ahead of the main batch, especially north and west of Boston.  Bottom line, keep an eye to the sky if you're heading to the beach.  The lowest risk of storms will be across the Cape and Islands where much of the day is rain-free.  A few evening storms are possible for the Cape however.

Sunday morning you'll be able to walk outside and take a deep breath as humidity starts to lower! By the afternoon, dew points fall into the mid 50s and highs max out only in the lower 80s.  Quite a refreshing change of pace.  We may start the morning in Buzzards Bay and the Cape with a few scattered showers Sunday, but much of the day will be dry.

Keep cool 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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