Pete Bouchard

Summer Makes A Comeback

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Cool fall day all around. From the AM temps:

36 Lunenburg

36 Pepperell

41 Hudson

44 Wrentham

47 Waltham


To the afternoon temps only near 70. Respectable turnaround, but child's play compared to what's coming.

That's a big batch of summer heat on Wednesday! 90s are not uncommon in September, and in case you're wondering, it's NOT record-setting. The number to beat is 99!

Still, after highs in the 60s and lows in the 40s, this will be quite a temperature swing. What's more is we'll be heading back to cool autumn air by the weekend. All told, quite Septemberlike.

Tomorrow we'll see a warm front lift through the Commonwealth. It's heavy on the clouds and light on the rain. Although many of us will stay dry, there is a chance for a few showers before noon along the Mass/NH border. Then skies brighten and warm in the afternoon. We're considering Tuesday the 'transition day' as we are out of the cool air, but not totally in the hot air:

One exception to the warmup: Cape Cod and the Islands. Not much in the way of heat, but plenty of humidity and some fog. This time of year, with the longer nights and sticky air, fog is a real stinker in SE Mass.

Other than a few sprinkles Tuesday and a thunder threat on Thursday, there isn't much water available in the extended range. Things may get a little dry by early next week.

Pete

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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