Chris Lambert

Stick A Fork In It

Posted by Chris Lambert

The last week brought oppressive heat and humidity across the area, and at times, it felt like the air was so thick, you could cut it with a knife.  Now you can take that heat wave and stick a fork in it, because it's done.

While we reached the mid 80s inland this afternoon, the coastline held in the upper 70s, including the city of Boston, which came in nearly 20 degrees cooler this afternoon, compare to Friday and Saturday's heat!  98% of the area managed to stay dry, but we did have an isolated downpour start around Waltham and roll right into the city.  Isolated showers are done by the time the Sox hit the field tonight, leaving us a comfy night  at Fenway with temps in the lower 70s.

A mix of sun and clouds prevail tomorrow with highs in the upper 70s coast, lower 80s inland.  Much of the time is dry, however, I do expect a few pop-up afternoon showers and storms.  About 20% of the area will see one, and the tendency is to be more common outside 495 than toward the coast.

More humidity and more moisture return Monday night and Tuesday, providing a round of scattered showers and storms. Rain chance is highest Tuesday, around 70%.   The pattern is set for occasional batches of showers and storms to roll in here Wednesday afternoon along and ahead of a cool front as well, but the chance drops to 40% vs. Tuesday's 70%. .  

Thursday and Friday feature mainly dry and cool weather, although an occasional shower is still possible. Highs only in the upper 70s!

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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