Chris Lambert

Not As Bright, But Still Mild

Posted by Chris Lambert

What a day for mid November as highs were a couple degrees either side of 60 with lots of sunshine this afternoon!  It's just too bad the days are so short this time of year with the sunset just a bit after quarter past four. 

Now that the sun has set, clear skies and calm/light winds and the dry air mass in place, allow for temps to drop quickly this evening, back into the 30s. Although skies start clear this evening, clouds do advance in from our west late. That increase in cloud cover also coincides with the peak of the Leonid Meteor Shower, meaning the chance to see some shooting stars is low predawn Sunday (better chance this evening, although not the peak for Leonids).

Clouds win the battle tomorrow, but the mild air sticks around again too as highs head for the upper 50s.  A few scattered showers or sprinkles are also possible in the afternoon as a warm front approaches from the west.  Showers/sprinkles tomorrow afternoon are hit or miss, so we'll still get plenty of dry hours in there.  Rain does become more of a hit overnight though as a cold front approaches.

On Monday morning, temperatures start in the mid to upper 60s, but after the cold front comes through with scattered downpours, gusty winds and even a few thunderstorms mid to late morning, temps will drop mid to late afternoon back into the 50s by late afternoon.  We could use the rain, but this won't be a drought buster as many towns pick up only 0.25-0.50".

Cold air pours in Monday night, and chilly air settles in for mid-week.

Have a good Sunday!

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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