Chris Lambert

Relief

Posted by Chris Lambert

Feel the difference?  It's certainly a nice change of pace after our 7-day heat wave and oppressive humidity.  Over the last week, temperatures averaged close to 94 in the afternoon in Boston and around 86 in Fort Myers, FL. We also had Florida-like humidity in place with dew points in the 70s.  In fairness for comparison, it has been a cool stretch in Fort Myers, as 11 days in a row failed to reach 90, quite unusual by July standards there.

So where do we go from here?  First off, we need to shake off the morning showers down through Buzzards Bay and the Cape and Islands.  Looks like we can do that by lunch time today.  There after, it's mainly dry with a mix of clouds and sunshine this afternoon and again on Monday.  Although at times, some low clouds may blot out the sun Monday thanks to our constant onshore wind.  Afternoon temps today range from the upper 70s at the coast to mid 80s inland.  Tomorrow, temps range from mid to upper 70s coast to lower 80s inland.

More humidity and more moisture returns Monday night and Tuesday, providing a round of scattered showers and storms.  The pattern is set for occasional batches of showers and storms to roll in here mid to late week as well.  I won't pin down any day as a wall to wall washout, but even an hour or two of rain can put down a lot of water as the humidity/moisture in the air returns.  Temps all week hover in the upper 70s to lower 80s.  

The more seasonable theme temperature-wise likely continues through the end of the month, meaning 90 degree days for July could be over.  Well, you may sneak in A day near 90, but bottom line, after 12 of the first 20 July days were 90+, the pattern is certainly shifting.

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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