Chris Lambert

When Average Is Perfect

Posted by Chris Lambert

Fall in New England can offer some of the best weather around, and this weekend will be a perfect example of that.  By late September, we average the upper 60s for highs and low 50s for lows in Boston, and both today and tomorrow, we'll be close to that.  Throw in the sunshine, and we'll call it a perfectly average weekend around here.  

While we stay in the 60s along the coast and in the city thanks to an onshore breeze, it won't be quite as cool inland, with highs in the lower to middle 70s.

Colors are popping in central and northern New England for you leave peepers, and it'll be a fantastic up there as well. 

The tricky part of the forecast rolls in Monday and Monday night as we watch an ocean storm to our southeast, try to back in toward New England.  While it's not a slam dunk that we get hit, I do expect the storm gets close enough to throw in more clouds, and even some rain.  The breeze picks up out of the northeast too, and will be gusty along the coast.  The highest chance for a soaking rain will be over southeast Mass, especially the Cape/Islands.  The lowest chance of rain will be inland, especially outside 495. 

Morning clouds yield to sunshine by Tuesday afternoon as the dry weather pattern resumes.  Not only dry, but also warm as temperatures take a run toward 80 degrees on Wednesday.  Not exactly October-like, but I'm sure the complaint box will be empty.

Enjoy the weekend!

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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