Pete Bouchard

Sneaky Storm System

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Showers arrived a little ahead of schedule this afternoon. While they weren't very robust, they certainly did bring down the temperatures. We went from low 80s to the low 70s in about 2 hrs time. Don't expect much cooling beyond that though as the dewpoints have jumped as well.

That (and a stiff south wind) tells me this system is inhaling a good batch of moist air. As sprinkles turn to showers tonight, this sneaky system may also have enough horsepower to spread out a few downpours or a rumble of thunder after midnight. Even into the early morning, the rain will be slow to exit, so that (and the fact that tomorrow is Friday) could slow the commute.

Weekend is filled with footnotes to the forecast. Best way I can describe it is "decent". And the best way to graphically depict it is with this:

Tube height corresponds to rain threat. Higher the tube, the greater the chance for rain. As shown, Saturday AM and Sunday PM both feature about a 50% chance of getting wet. Other time periods will have a blend of sun and clouds.

That about wraps up the weekend. Man, that was easier than I thought.

Next week can be summed up with one word: autumn-like. Cool air will invade New England and keep us pinned the 70s during the afternoon and 50s - possibly isolated 40s in the colder suburbs - during the evening.

Autumn? In August? Only one response to that:



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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