Chris Lambert

Transition Day

Posted by Chris Lambert

We'll label today "transition day" as showers and clouds held temps down, but didn't hold back the humidity as dew points rose from the mid 50s, back to near 70.   Those showers and clouds were associated with a warm front that'll usher it the heat for Wednesday. We'll also continue to see the high levels of humidity the next couple of days.

With a southwest wind Wednesday, patchy low clouds and fog burn off, and temps soar into the lower to middle 90s for most.  The coolest locations are found through Buzzards Bay and the Cape and the Islands with highs there closer to 80.   Isolated storms in the afternoon are confined to northwest Worcester County and Southwest New Hampshire as the beaches remain dry.   The forecasted high of 93 in Boston is well shy of the record high of 99 for September 11th, and 89 in Worcester falls short of the record of 91 there as well.  Both those records were established in the relentless summer of 1983.

Thursday is still warm and humid with mid to upper 80s, however, it looks like many of us deal with scattered showers and storms late-day and through the overnight hours.  Some of these storms could be strong, and with so much water vapor in place, locally heavy rain will also be an issue with any storm.  Especially over western, central and northern New England.  These storms are in and out, including at Gillette, so if you're heading to the Pats vs. Jets, keep that in mind.  It'll remain warm and muggy for the game too.

Friday, downpours extend through the morning hours, but we should see improvements by mid afternoon.  That's set's us up for another nice weekend with a Fall feel to the air.  60s on Saturday, 70s on Sunday.

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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