Chris Lambert

Storms and Sun End August

Posted by Chris Lambert

Time does fly... seems like the summer just began, and already it's Labor Day Weekend.  Anyway, as someone who works weekends, I can tell you, we had a pretty good summer with many dry weekends as I remember saying "sunny" a lot.  In fact, as JR mentioned just the other day, 11 of the 15 weekends this summer we completely dry. 

We can't finish the unofficial end of summer with a completely dry weekend though as we track a few showers and storms.  Early this morning, many towns north and northwest of Boston heard a burst of rain, thunder and lightning.  That batch of early showers and storms fade out by mid morning, allowing for hazy sun and clouds from mid morning, into the afternoon before a few more scattered storms re-fire.  Temps warm up into the lower to middle 80s and humidity remains high. 

If you're heading to the beach today, you'll catch many dry hours, just keep an eye to the sky this afternoon as a few of showers and storms redevelop.  The lowest rain chance today is across SE Mass, down through the Cape and Islands.  The highest chance for afternoon storms is the farther inland one travels.  Although I'm not expecting severe weather in terms of damaging wind gusts and large hail, any storm that does form will be slow moving and loaded with moisture.  That means locally heavy rains could produce areas of street flooding. 

Sunday features another day in the mid 80s with hazy sun and clouds.  About 30% of us pick up another shower or storm through the day.

More widespread showers and storms arrive on Monday with locally heavy rain the main threat, although a few strong thunderstorms are possible.

I know a lot of you will be out and about this weekend.  A great way to track scattered storms is with the 7Weather App.  I'll also try to throw radar/rain updates out on twitter @clamberton7.

Have a great weekend!

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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