Pete Bouchard

Super Stretch

Posted by Pete Bouchard

A sleepy tropical season comes alive! Tropical Depression 7 has formed near Puerto Rico this evening and it may become a tropical storm later tonight or tomorrow. It's projected path - thanks to the steering currents over New England and the Northeast - stays <a href="http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/refresh/graphics_at2+shtml/205828.shtml?gm_track#contents" _cke_saved_href="http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/refresh/graphics_at2+shtml/205828.shtml?gm_track#contents" "="">far out to sea in the coming days.</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/storm_graphics/AT07/refresh/AL0713W5_NL_sm2+gif/205828W5_NL_sm.gif" _cke_saved_src="http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/storm_graphics/AT07/refresh/AL0713W5_NL_sm2+gif/205828W5_NL_sm.gif" height="400" width="500"></p> <p> Now back to the forecast....</p> <p> What a day! Sunshine, dry air, stiff breeze. Guess September is living up to expectations. In the coming days, it will feel a little more like autumn with highs struggling to meet 70 in a cool, dry airmass.</p> <p> The front to get it all going is moving through Northern New England right now. It passes by early/mid morning tomorrow, inserting some clouds and cooler temperatures throughout the afternoon. After somewhat mild overnight temps near 60, we never really get a foothold on warming throughout the day. Bottom line: below normal (76) high temperatues.</p> <p> Friday starts cool enough to put the heat on in the car on the way to work/school. Suburbs will crumble to the low/mid 40s Thursday night, whereas the city may fall to the low 50s. Sun brings us back near 70, but a sea breeze will cap the coastal towns in the mid/upper 60s.</p> <p> The weekend is all about a warmup. Highs will rise to near 80 with wall-to-wall sun. And that front on Sunday? Looks dry again. I've taken the thunder threat out for now.</p> <p> Carry on, September.</p> <p> Pete</p> <p>  </p><p></p>

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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