Pete Bouchard

As Good As It Gets

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Sunny skies and highs in the low 80s! It's hard to beat perfect.

We only get a few days like this every summer, and with 2/3 of it over (ouch), there are only a handful of days like this left. Even through fall, I'd hazard to guess we have maybe 12-15 more like this until winter takes over and the snow flies. (Even then, there are some beautiful days in midwinter too, but that's the topic of another blog.)

We'll do a redux tomorrow, but the sea breeze will be more pronounced at the coast. Expect highs again to top 80 in many spots after a cool, comfortable night tonight.

Slight change in tomorrow's forecast: stronger sea breeze will engage along the coast in the afternoon. Other than that, sun will dominate.

More changes are afoot later in the week. Showers will arrive late on Thursday as a slow-moving weather system heads into New England. The showers will drag their feet on Friday, so expect the 1st part of the day to be wet.

Weekend is still looking OK. It won't be hot, it won't be raining all the time, but the shower threat will loom on Saturday (a little) and Sunday (a lot - in the PM). More on that later in the week.

I'm still gawking over this nice day tomorrow.

Pete

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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