Pete Bouchard

Opportunities

Posted by Pete Bouchard

After a stellar weekend, it's time to face the music. It's not going to be as pretty over the next few days, nor as dry.

But this is badly needed water. After the torrent on the 9th - which put down 2-3 inches of rain areawide - we haven't had so much as a drop around these parts. Rain deficits are on the order of an inch in both Boston and about 2/10" in Worcester. It's a great finish to the summer, but now we're starting to jeopardize the foliage season.

While some wet weather is marching in this evening, not everyone has a seat at the table.

Now I'm not saying that we won't see any rain in Nashua, Lawrence, Haverhill or Newburyport. I am saying that if we see any, it will be on the lower end of the spectrum....more like 1/10th of an inch or so. Just enough to keep the dust down.

However, there are other opportunities in this somewhat unsettled pattern. Weak weather systems will give us a shot at scattered storms through Thursday of this week. Temperatures will struggle too. Onshore winds mean cooler 70s will rule, but the humidity will offset some of the coolness.

Speaking of cool, how 'bout that JT last night at the VMAs? Yeah, back to the weather...

Everyone was buzzing about the possibility of a hot finish to the summer this past weekend, but now the buzz has fallen silent. The mountain of high pressure that was expected to slowly drift east will now be anchored over the Midwest.

 

End result: they bake and we stay temperate...with a risk of a few storms Sunday and Monday. Certainly a decent weekend, but the thunder threat is present and accounted for.

We'll get to the fine print later in the week.

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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