Chris Lambert

Dodging the Downpours

Posted by Chris Lambert

Seems like we're playing Mother Nature's version of dodge ball, only in this game, we're dodging the occasional downpour thrown our way.  We'll continue that theme again Tuesday before lower humidity and drier weather finally win out.

Although we've had scattered storms and downpours throughout the day today, the flooding hasn't been as bad here compare to yesterday.  That doesn't hold true for parts of RI and CT where over 4" of rain fell, leading Cranston, RI and towns in Fairfield County, CT, to play their version of what Natick was here yesterday. 

For us, scattered downpours continue late this afternoon and early evening with many dry stretches between the storms that we do get.  So if firing up the grill on this Labor Day is the dinner plan, you should find some dry times. Although, you just may want to check the radar on the 7Weather App to help figure out if a storm is about to blow into your town. No need to get water on those burgers and dogs.  

There's not a whole lot that changes in terms of the air mass for Tuesday, and as a cold front slides in during the afternoon, I'd expect more showers and storms to fire.  They'll be most numerous from midday to mid afternoon, and once again the potential of flooding downpours is there.  We'll also watch for a storm or two that could produce strong wind gusts. Winds aloft tomorrow are more conducive for that, and any breaks of sun we get will add to the instability of the air mass.

Relief is on the way through.  Behind that front, humidity drops tomorrow night and we'll enjoy that drier weather through the end of the week.  By Friday morning, it'll certainly feel like Fall with morning lows in the 40s outside the City of Boston!

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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