Chris Lambert

Cool Rain to Warm Rain

Posted by Chris Lambert

A rainy day on the weekend is not something we've seen a lot of over the last several months, but we sure snuck in a damp one today.  Many towns picked up between a quarter and a half of an inch of rain.  Sure, it was beneficial for the lawns, but not so much for the outdoor plans.

Tomorrow we'll still leave in the chance of showers, but they'll be more of the hit or miss variety.  In addition, temperatures surge into the mid to upper 70s on an active southerly wind, and at times, even a few breaks of sun pop out.  Even the humidity comes up as dew points reach the 60s.  All and all, it'll be a better day. 

The warmth doesn't last long though as a cold front comes through tomorrow night with a more consistent band of showers and rumbles of thunder.  Some towns could pick up another half inch to inch of rain, although, I expect this front loses a bit of it's punch compared to the storms with locally strong winds and heavy rain it'll produce just west of us earlier in the day.  That rain ends by the Tuesday morning commute, leaving a dry mid-week in place.

How about next weekend?  The long range pattern is tough to pin down at this point.  We'll have to watch an ocean storm that develop off the Carolina or mid-Atlantic coastline by Thursday.  As high pressure to our north slips away, some of the rain and wind associated with that storm could catch us Friday, into Saturday AM before the high regains control and pushes the storm back south.  Check back with us on that one... JR and Pete will have the updates for you during the week.

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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