Chris Lambert

Stuck In The Soup

Posted by Chris Lambert

No question it's a soupy air mass in place as dew point levels rose into the lower 70s this afternoon.  Despite a lot of clouds, a glimpse or two of sun was all we needed for temps to bounce back into the lower 80s as other than a few showers scattered about, many of the hours throughout the day were dry.  

As of late afternoon, the only impressive thunderstorm nearby has been across Franklin County, close to the Greenfield area, as torrential rains, damaging wind gusts and hail plagued that area.   Behind that storm, you need to travel to back to Upstate New York to find more organized storms.  We'll watch those storms move east, but slowly, meaning they'll be in a weakening state early this evening as they approach thanks to the loss of daytime heating.  Also, locations in Upstate NY and northern New England are closer to the actual front stuck in the Northeast.  It's that front that helps provide the lift to the atmosphere to ignite those storms.   I'll leave in a passing shower or storm in the forecast for the evening as there's instability and plenty of moisture around, but they won't be numerous like they are west of here.  Slight chance of  a passing shower at Fenway, but it's likely we'll get the game in. 

Overnight, the high humidity continues and with a lot of low level moisture in place, areas of fog form.  Lows tonight hold near 70.

More of the same is in store tomorrow.  That means more clouds than sun, and dry hours amid that scattering of showers and storms.  While it won't be an all day washout in terms of raining all hours, if you catch a shower or storm over your town for 30min or so, it can put down a lot of water in a short period of time.  Overall chance of rain on Sunday runs 40%.

Monday into midday Tuesday does have a better opportunity of widespread soaking showers and storms as the front to our west closes in on us.  There could be a few strong storms Monday afternoon too, so we'll have to keep an eye on that.  The main threat however is the potential of heavy rain producing localized flooding.

Sick of the humidity?  We start drying out Tuesday late-day and have more comfortable weather returning for the rest of the week.  Low rains chance too.

Have a good rest of the 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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