Pete Bouchard

Just Chill

Posted by Pete Bouchard

The wind was on a mission today. It was blowing in a cold high pressure system. And while we crested near 60 today, we might not make it to 50 tomorrow.

But you don't have to wait until tomorrow to feel the sting of late fall. Temperatures tonight will be cold enough to freeze the remaining plants in your gardens solid. This will clean out the planting beds close to the city too. We might even have frost in the Back Bay or on the Common!

Now even with full sun tomorrow, our high temperatures won't be nearly as warm as they should be (normal high is 58). Thank the aforementioned high and his focus on New England. A little sea breeze will add to the chill too. Thankfully, we'll see a small recovery just in time for Wednesday. Nonetheless, it's not shorts and t-shirts at Fenway.

That high moves offshore later in the week, allowing a big dose of mild air to come in on a howling south wind. Highs will soar to the upper 60s on the heels of that wind AND this time, it comes with a big batch of rain...badly needed in this extended dry spell.

Unfortunately, some of that rain will sneak in on Halloween, so expect a damp, windy, semi-mild night for the trick-or-treaters.


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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