Pete Bouchard

Giving In to The Showers

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Badly needed rain swept through parts of Mass and NH this morning. Unfortunately, not everyone had a seat at the table.

Granted, this is the first round of showers, and there will be more in the days ahead. And if you're reading between the lines, that means part of the weekend is wet. I'm still seeing lots of dry hours  - especially in the afternoons.

Although I have an idea when we'll dry out, I'm not as confident about the wet hours. Will it rain straight through both Saturday and Sunday morning or will we see scattered, passing showers? Without hemming and hawing about it for the remainder of the blog, I think we should just plan on some wet times and let it play out.

What's really behind the uncertainty is the tiny impulses rippling along our stalled front. I see that front pushing through late Sunday, but until it moves out of our area, we are at the mercy of the whimsical showers.

Nevertheless, we should be good for tomorrow evening's Sox game.

If we don't get your town a drink of water this weekend, there's always next week. Downpours come to town on Tuesday as the remnants of Karen make her pass through New England. Of course, that also means plenty of humid, tropical air, so plan on October-like chill taking a back seat.

See you on Sunday morning for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk!

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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