Jeremy Reiner

Decent Monday

Posted by Jeremy Reiner

Our August temps have been running slightly below normal and many of you have been fine with that. Not all of you though---haha--and for that I say...your heat is coming back.

Not today though as we have a fair amount of clouds in the sky...ala Sunday. I don;t think we'll see a cloudy sky as often as we did yesterday ( and certainly no rain out of that sky today) but at times a filtered sun appears most likely. Despite the clouds around, it's still a decent day for a Monday with low humidity & seasonal temps--many cities & towns reaching the lower 80s.

tomorrow offers another blend of clouds & sun..perhaps the scales tilting in the favor of the sunshine. This increase in sunshine will allow temps to climb a little higher with many cities & towns into the mid & upper 80s. In terms of humidity, that stays in check so it will be a dry heat if you will. By Wednesday it's even hotter under a mostly sunny sky as the mercury flirts with 90---our hottest day of the month--21 days in. Still a dry heat though.

Thursday will be a hot and humid day with temps reaching 90 and dewpoint temps (a way of measuring moisture in the air) into the 60s. That will be an uncomfortable day for many---also a great beach day. A few showers & t-storms are possible by evening as a cool front  rams into the steam heat. that front will prevent a heat wave here in southern New England. Temps on Friday back down to normal levels...low 80s with lowering humidity.

Final note.....22 years ago today, Hurricane Bob made landfall in New England---our last landfalling hurricane---as a Cat 2 storm weak peak wind gusts near 125mph, 15 foot storm surge and 3-7" of rain.

~JR

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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