Chris Lambert

2 More Days

Posted by Chris Lambert

The milder weather has it's days numbered around here, and that number is now at 2. 

Once again, we'll be well into the 50s, if not near 60 this afternoon.  The difference today, more clouds are around and even the chance for a passing sprinkle or shower this afternoon.  So, not a bad day overall as more hours are dry vs. wet. 

Southerly winds increase tonight and that means temps don't fall that much.  We'll slide to near 50 this evening, and bounce back up to near 60 by daybreak.  Showers increase in coverage overnight, and even a few embedded thunderstorms are possible by tomorrow morning.  The highest chance for a few thunderstorms tomorrow morning is along a cold front that triggers a severe storm outbreak across the Ohio Valley and Midwest today. 

The set- up of the atmosphere won't be as dangerous by the time the system/front gets here, but with strong winds just above the surface, there's a slight risk for a few damaging wind gusts tomorrow morning across the western 1/2 of the state.  Most of us will see wind gusts between 35-40mph, which is below severe criteria.

Showers and storms drop 0.25-0.50" of rain for most, and is out of here by early to mid afternoon.  That allows for a dry end to the day as cold weather gets ready to settle on in for the mid-week period.

Looking long range, there's a lot of agreement with the coldest air of the season arriving near the end of next weekend and early in the following work-week (around Nov. 25th).  Lot's of time to see if this materializes, or transitions into or out of with storminess, but something to keep an eye on.

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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