Chris Lambert

From The Faucet to The Beach

Posted by Chris Lambert

The skies have opened up the last 12-18 hours, and that allows many of us to pick up a solid 1-2" of rain before this system leaves us.  A few locations across the Cape and Islands, especially from Nantucket to Chatham to Eastham, could see locally higher amounts since there is a plume of tropical moisture just south and southeast of Nantucket this morning.  If that clips the Cape, a good 3-4" is possible.  As of 6AM, it appears that much of that hard hitting area of flooding rain stays just to our east, so many of us won't have to deal with those totals, but 1-2" is still a solid amount.

Any batches of heavier rain that move in this morning provides the opportunity for ponding on the roadways and urban flooding issues.  We'll watch for that potential as a Flash Flood Watch is in place until noon.

Rain tapers to scattered showers this afternoon and eventually we dry out late day and into this evening. 

How bout' the Taylor Swift concert?  Could have a sprinkle or passing showers late afternoon, but we're dry this evening with temps in the upper 60s.  Have fun out there!

How bout' the weekend?  Great weather on Saturday and we're back to the beach with temperatures back into the 80s under a mix of sun and clouds and moderate amounts of humidity.  Sunday will be ok overall, just not as great as a few scattered showers and storms break out in the afternoon, especially outside 495.  The overall rain chance Sunday is 40%.

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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