Chris Lambert

Trend is Up

Posted by Chris Lambert

It's another chilly start this morning with many suburbs down into the lower to middle 20s with a frosty layer on the grass and windshields.  It's one of those mornings that you may want to let the car warm up a few minutes being hoping in it to go battle the morning commute.  Despite the chilly start, we do have a warm-up in the future and the temp trend is up over the next few days.

Some thin clouds mix in with the sunshine through the day as highs recovery into the upper 40s.  Winds start to turn to the southeast, and that southerly wind direction is key to our warm-up.

That southerly wind helps us warm up into the upper 50s Wednesday and lower to middle 60s Thursday.  Thursday warm weather comes with a chance of showers though as a cold front approaches.  Behind that front, more cool weather Friday and Saturday and a chance for a few showers on Sunday.

Neither Thursday's or Sunday's rain will put a huge dent in the drought situation we have ongoing.  We're close to 9" of rain below average for the year with 33.35" in the bucket vs. the average of 42" since January 1st. Yes, June was a wet month with 10.50" of rain, but since July 1st, we've had only 8.60" which is about 60% of the July 1st - Nov 5th average. 

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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