Chris Lambert

The Fall

Posted by Chris Lambert

The system that spawned the tornadoes and damaging winds in the Midwest and Ohio Valley yesterday, blew through here early this morning with embedding downpours and gusty winds.  Thankfully, it was in a much weaker form, so wind gusts here were generally in the 35-45mph range, although Fall River did hit 49mph.  It was enough to knock down some branches and put more leaves down in the backyard, but not enough for widespread damage.  The biggest headache this morning was that the bursts of rain and wind coinciding with part of the morning commute.  Most towns picked up between 0.20-0.50", enough for puddles, but not enough to put a dent in the drought.

After the front flew through, it did turn out to be a fantastic day with temps in the middle to upper 60s as the cold air was in no rush to get into Southern New England.  It will get in here however, seeping in overnight, and by tomorrow, you'll feel the change as highs only make it into the lower to middle 40s.  Add in a strong breeze, and yes, Fall weather is back. 

The average high this time of year runs near 50, and we're below that until Friday despite the sunshine.  Friday makes it into the lower 50s with clouds increasing in the afternoon.  That increase in cloud cover is the leading edge of moisture that moves in along a front.  We'll contend with that front and showers, if not a steadier rain Saturday (could start as a mix in the hilly terrain of Worcester County and also end with some flakes mixed in pre dawn Sunday).  

Sunday, much colder weather works in here as temps fall into the 30s for the afternoon, teens and 20s at night, and barely making it past the freezing mark next Monday. 

The long range pattern shows colder air continues to press out of Canada and into the United States toward the end of the month as well as early December.  Bottom line, our days on the warmer side may be limited.  Hope you had the chance to soak in the 60s today!

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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