Pete Bouchard

Summer's Return

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Rain came and went today, but it dragged its heels across parts of the Commonwealth this evening. While some of us dodge evening showers - and downpours - others saw some decent breaks in the overcast.

When it all came to an end near sunset, a few of us were treated to some spectacular rainbows:

Thanks to @MarianneChick for that.

Unstable air that fostered the showers is pushing away, revealing a dandy START to the weekend forecast. Summertime - and subsequently beach weather - returns to the area tomorrow:

The forecast ISN'T bad for Sunday, but it's not stellar either. I have my eyes on a cool front moving towards New England. This front will slide through on LATE Sunday night and early Monday, BUT a batch of showers running far ahead of it may make a move on us early Sunday. Not something to cancel plans over, since I think these showers will be pretty lightweight and widely scattered. And yes, this is the "not stellar" part of the forecast.

No long-term heat building in the extended forecast. Just as there's no sauna-like humidity either.

Make it a good weekend.


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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