Pete Bouchard

Storms On Hold

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Little batch of clouds came in this afternoon across Greater Boston, Metrowest, the North Shore and the Merrimack Valley. Normally, this wouldn't be a big deal, but when you've been on a long stretch of sunny weather, it makes quite an impression. 

In addition, this time of year when the sun goes in, the temperatures suffer. And that they did. We fell from the mid 60s to the upper 50s. Sure, a sea breeze helped, but the overriding factor was the clouds.

They'll be around from time to time tomorrow. Sun will still have the upper hand, and if you live away from Rt. 1 and Rt. 3, your temperatures should be just fine. Plan on climbing into the upper 60s to near 70 right into Friday.

Yesterday I was harping about a possible end to the bright and dry weather. Well, that storm looks like it will steer far offshore Monday, sparing us a coastal storm and a windy, wet day. Confidence in a big miss is high as all the weather models are jiving now.

On a separate note, cool nights and mild days are bringing the foliage along nicely. Parts of Northern New England are seeing 30-40% color.

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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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