Pete Bouchard

Sizzle Will Fizzle

Posted by Pete Bouchard

That was a searing hot day!

At 97°, Boston was two degrees shy of tying a record!

And so far this season, we've had more than our fair share of hot days:

Where there's heat, there's thunder, right? Well, yes, although not necessarily on our doorstep. As of this typing, radar showed a cluster of storms marching through New York State.

(The red outline is a Severe T-storm Warning at the time). A mighty big group of rain and storms, no? Well, most of that will fade. It's just too far removed from the cool front (the thing that could keep these puppies going). By the time it limps into Eastern Mass. between 9 and 11pm, much of it will be in weakened, showery form.

Another chance tomorrow? Well, maybe. Best chance is across western and central Massachusetts in the afternoon. Elsewhere, we'll have to wait for the cool front to pass LATE Thursday night. That bodes well for the Pats/Jets game.

Now let me quantify the 'isolated' threat. It's pretty small. I'd peg it at 30-40% for a passing storm. Most of the storms (and/or showers) should wait until much later on Thursday night - or even very early Friday.

Speaking of, the humidity drops AND so do the temperatures by afternoon.

So it's one more sticky, warm day before the door shuts and autumn resumes....for a while. We may have just witnessed our last 90 degree day in Boston.

Farewell, summer.

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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