Chris Lambert

Tropical Moisture For Some Sunday

Posted by Chris Lambert

We close the books on a nice Saturday in late July with a pleasant evening as temperatures slide from the 80s, back into the middle to upper 60s overnight.   It'll be dry through much of the night, although near daybreak, a few showers start working into southeast Mass.

Those showers are associated with an area of low pressure that is now just east of the Carolina coastline.  It is over water temps in the lower 80s, so there is plenty of  heat content there to fuel a decent shot of tropical moisture for tomorrow morning.  While the system likely doesn't have time to organize itself in terms of becoming a powerful storm, it does have enough time to expand the shower and thunderstorm activity around it.  As it moves north, those showers and storms increase in coverage area across Southeast Mass tomorrow morning.  It doesn't appear to be an all day washout, but any shower or thunderstorm that rolls through before noon across Plymouth and Bristol Counties and the Cape/Islands will have the potential to put down heavy rain.  After noon, that moisture tapers off for the most part, and some hazy sun may break though the clouds allowing for some dry stretches during the afternoon. Along the 95 to 495 belt, a few showers may roll in during the morning, but the chance is lower compared to east of the 95 corridor.  In the afternoon, most of us are dry, and if a few scattered showers and storms pop, they'll likely be outside 495.  

A few more scattered showers and storms roll through Sunday night and Monday with a cold front.  On the other side of that front, the air isn't much cooler as it is less humid, delivering us a nice 2-day stretch for Tuesday and Wednesday.

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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