Pete Bouchard

Late Summer Fare

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Plenty of unhappy customers with the rain last night. As you can see, it was the haves and have-nots:

Today's weather system was potent, but very compact. It skirted around most of Metrowest, Greater Boston and the Merrimack Valley. And that's the rub. With rainfall deficits of over 1", folks are hurting for rain.

We may be able to accomodate in the coming days. There are opportunities, but no guarantees for a drink of water. One caveat in the forecast is the sea breeze. It could act as a trigger point for storms as it moves from the beaches in the morning to Metrowest by afternoon. But once it leaves the coast, the storm threat is diminished. This is my thinking for the coming two days:

Now about that weekend forecast. It isn't looking as good as it was yesterday, but it's still not half bad. A few pop-up storms could fire each afternoon - Saturday through Monday - but these aren't washouts, and it'll be enough to take one last swim.

Not good enough?? You want dazzling? You want charming? Get an Alex and Ani. You want something you can work with? Then I have a holiday weekend forecast for you.

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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