Pete Bouchard

Autumn Sidebar

Posted by Pete Bouchard

That was quite a turnaround today. Highs in the 80s yesterday, but only upper 60s today - and those were reached this morning!

Oddly enough, the coolest, windiest, mistiest part of this autumn sidebar are behind us. I say 'oddly' because typically in New England the nighttime hours are your coolest, dampest, and cloudiest in these types of setups. Instead, the mist will dry up, the fog will lift and the skies may even break by morning (for some)! That's a huge about-face.

To say nothing of tomorrow. Summer's back with highs in the 80s and the humidity back up in the 'sticky' range.

Bonus for tomorrow: no thunder threat. Wish we could say that for the forthcoming weekend, but there are just too many opportunities for passing storms.

Now here's the disclaimer.

There's a standing threat for a passing storm on Saturday (both early and late) while Sunday sees them mainly in the afternoon. Monday is the wettest of the three, with some peeks of sun and a stiff breeze.

Not the best way to send off summer, but I've seen worse.

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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