Pete Bouchard

Clouds Seize The Weekend

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Despite the passing clouds, mild temperatures would not be denied. Highs climbed right into the low 60s in many spots this afternoon.

Mild southwest breezes in Greater Boston made for cooler readings on Cape Cod and the Islands, however.

We'll see that same "weather drama" played out over the weekend too, but there's a general dip in the temperatures all across New England thanks to a weak weather system. You can see it approaching on the left side of this picture (all those white clouds):

Not concerned about showers, but there MAY be a passing sprinkle through midday tomorrow. Then on Sunday, the clouds should hold as a warm front attempts to form off of Long Island.

And warm it will be on Monday. Highs soar to the mid 60s on the heels of a gusty southwest wind. A cool front will juice us up with showers and a few downpours, but this is NOT the soaking rain we need to erase the drought. The dropoff in temperatures by afternoon also isn't spectacular because of a big disconnect between airmasses. Sometimes this time of year, dual cold fronts will come through within a couple of hours of each other. In this case, the second cold front with the "real" cold air will wait until Monday night to cross.

And that's why Tuesday's temperatures are much colder. In fact, the days following Tuesday will also remain below normal, as the next batch of cold will be reinforced and refreshed well into late next week.

Enjoy the weekend!

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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