Chris Lambert

Slippery Start To December

Posted by Chris Lambert

Meteorological winter starts today, and right on cue, Mother Nature giving us weather-related headaches this morning.  A freezing rain advisory is in effect inland this morning until 11:00 AM for central and western Middlesex County, Worcester County and the western half on southern New Hampshire.   So far, we have had pockets of freezing drizzle and freezing rain glazing the ground and causing accidents on the roadways, especially outside 495.  If you can give it a couple hours before hitting the roads, do so.  Give the road crews a chance to treat the roads and temps to warm above freezing.  That'll happen by late morning.

Highs this afternoon range from the upper 30s inland to mid 40s in Boston and near 50 south of the city.  Spotty freezing rain showers turn to plain ole rain showers inland late morning and taper off by early afternoon.  In eastern Mass, spotty showers are in and out through mid afternoon. Drier conditions prevail tonight.

Monday is mainly cloudy and cool with a northeast breeze. 

Tuesday, an ocean storm makes it's closest pass to us.  Not close enough for a huge storm, but an axis of moisture and instability will extend back into southern New England, giving us some rain and wet snow flakes away from the coast.  Steadiest rain will be across Southeast Mass.  It'll be a breezy day as well.

Wednesday and Thursday look mainly dry, although a spot shower is out there early Thursday.  The next significant batch of moisture runs in here Friday along a cold front. 

Next weekend, the forecast is tricky.  The front that slides through here will have waves of low pressure ride along it.  If the front is far enough to our south, the storms miss us just to our south.  However, any northward movement on the front will bring in unsettled weather.  Right now, I'll leave in the chance for a few showers early Saturday before drying it out. 

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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