Pete Bouchard

Drying Out, Wetting Down

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Took all day, but finally the less humid air came barreling out of Western New England this afternoon and evening. The changeup was subtle at first, once we passed below 60° on the dewpoint scale,

it became evident we were in the Promised Land.

But the front that delivered the drier air is stalling just offshore, and while I thought that the showers would be limited and few, it now appears...

...I was wrong.

A batch of moisture is crawling along this front over the next two days. We'll see more wet spells than dry AND steady rain on Cape Cod - especially late Thursday and early Friday. All told, only a 1/4 to 3/4 of an inch of rain for most of us, but it's enough to give it the 'wet feel' and with dewpoints nice and low, almost a chill to the air.

Gasp! What's that gonna feel like??

Truth be told, there will be a small low pressure system that spins up off Nantucket and peels northeast into the Gulf of Maine. The rain will be heaviest on the Cape with frequent wind gusts 20-25 mph. Expect up to 1" (and in isolated spots a little more) of rain through Friday. Certainly sours the thought of a grand beach day.

Fret not, however, the weekend ISN'T in jeopardy. Sun returns along with the humidity. This cool, wet sidebar is just that. Summer will resume in short order.

Make it a good one.


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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