Jeremy Reiner

Warm To Cold

Posted by Jeremy Reiner

It's hard to believe that winter is getting off to a fast start with our temps in the 50s but trust is. As of blog time, we are on warm side of this national headline storm and we'll stay on the warm side of this storm for several more hours. Temps will begin to take a slow-steady dive throughout the afternoon settling into the low 40s by evening. You'll need the rain gear for much of the day with patchy light rain & drizzle.

By this evening arctic air begins to creep on us at the same time a large band of rain is sliding through New England. See where I'm going with this? By midnight enough cold air will change that rain over to snow in the Orange-Worcester area and then metro Boston between 1-3am Saturday. It's not a blockbuster storm but for many it's likely the first snow of the season. If you plan on being out & about around (and after) midnight road conditions may quickly deteriorate along & north of MA pike and west of Rt 128. The *special map* in our maps section shows the snowfall potential with this storm.

As for your weekend it's all about the arctic cold with partly sunny skies. Temps both Saturday & Sunday for afternoon highs, won't make it out of the 30s. That Patriots game does look chilly but thankfully barely any wind. It sill appears like a messy Monday morning commute with snow, sleet, freezing rain for a few hours early Monday morning. More on that throughout the weekend.



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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