Chris Lambert

The Good and the Bad

Posted by Chris Lambert

We'll have mixed reviews here on this Sunday as scattered downpours drop locally heavy rain at times, at other times, it'll be dry with breaks of hazy sun. 

The rain is good news for the lawns and gardens that need it, but bad news for folks getting hit on the golf course or at the beach.  Another down side of the rain today is that it can be too much too fast.  The steering winds that guide these storms are weak, meaning the storms are slow to move.  Already this morning, we've seen locally over 1" across the Cape, and torrential rain has prompted a flash flood warning in Kent County, RI. 

Bottom line, when it rains, it pours.  Although lightning and thunder can put on a show at times, it'll be the rain that creates the main threat of flooding on the roads and poor drainage areas.  I'll do my best to update radar trends via twitter @clamberton7 to keep you updated if you're out and about. 

While it's possible for a shower or storm pass for the Sox game, with dry times too and temps in the lower 80s, we should get the game in.

Showers and storms are more hit than miss on Monday with locally heavy rain the main threat again.  If we do get a few breaks of sun, temps will warm enough to fire strong thunderstorms, so we'll keep an eye on that.  Ditto for Tuesday.

The storms and high humidity do break Tuesday night and it'll feel more Septemberish starting Wednesday.

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:


*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'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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