Chris Lambert

Easier Monday Morning

Posted by Chris Lambert

Quite the headaches on the road to bookend this holiday weekend.  First it was the 2-3" of rain on Wednesday, and then this morning, a glaze of freezing rain inland to kick off this Sunday.  Accidents were numerous as glazed roads were a problem into the mid morning.  There were some improvements late morning and early afternoon, then the shower activity picked up again, adding puddles and plenty of road spray to all those driving around this afternoon.  Rain totals in most towns to were under a 0.25", but it was enough to cause slowdowns.

Showers and drizzle stick around this evening, although, most of the rain finishes up by 9:00PM.   It'll be a gradual drying out process through the overnight hours and a gradual drop in temps as well.  Some of the puddles on the side streets and driveways may refreeze overnight, and patches of black ice is possible walking out the door, but a flash freeze to re-glaze the major highways is not expected. Fog could be an issue as well as low level moisture and light winds allows for a stagnant airmass.

Monday is quiet with mostly cloudy skies and highs in the lower 40s.

The close call on Tuesday, is just that.  A coastal storm passing too far to the east of us for a significant storm, but a northeasterly breeze does pick up and a few showers may work in near the coast.  A steadier rain develops over the Cape and Islands while inland communities remain mainly dry with mostly cloudy skies.

A shower is possible early Thursday with a warm front.

What we'll track closely late next week is the arrival of a cold front Friday.  Along it, two waves of low pressure slide from southwest to northeast.  The first wave brings us showers through the first half of the day, the second, brings another batch of showers late day and overnight.  As cooler air seeps in overnight with the second batch, some snowflakes may mix in, especially north and west of 495.  Before the precip tapers off completely, we could start early Saturday morning off with a bit of snow or a few rain showers.  The timing of the front does allow for a drier mid morning into the afternoon with brightening of the skies.  Sunday looks cold and dry before perhaps another storm rolls in on Monday.

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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