Chris Lambert

Perfection Ends

Posted by Chris Lambert

How about that temperature swing today?  Taunton went from 44 to 83 today, Martha's Vineyard started at 42 this morning, and topped off at 80, and many other towns had 35+ degree swings.  That is a characteristic of a dry air mass, as it cools efficiently at night and warms up fast during the day.  Also, to help us out, there was no strong onshore breeze at the coast, so overall, it was a more comfortable beach day.  

What many consider near perfect weather, comes to an end tonight.

Thin clouds this evening become thicker overnight as a complex of showers and thunderstorm approach Southern New England.  We won't see any showers until well after midnight, but a few of those showers could grace us by the pre-dawn hours Monday.  Clouds limit the sun at times Monday, and occasionally, a shower or thunderstorm rumbles through. Humidity also increases as dew points run in the low to mid 60s by late afternoon.   

Tuesday and Wednesday feature even higher humidity, and a few more showers and storms.  The lower threat of rain is Tuesday (30%) with more breaks of sun and highs in the mid 80s. The higher chance of storms is Wednesday afternoon and Wednesday evening (60%).

Behind the Wednesday PM front that brings in storms, we'll dry out for the end of the week, although a pop-up shower or storm is still possible Thursday afternoon.  Friday looks dry.

So what about Labor Day Weekend?  I know, I know, it's far out, but the early indications are we start dry and cool Saturday (mid to upper 70s), reach the 80s on Sunday, and well into the 80s on Monday (maybe 90 if a front near New England stays well north of us).  

While August finishes in the city of Boston with no 90 degree days (last time in 2008), September may have a day or two that takes a run at 90 in it's first week.  Summer's not giving up yet!

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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