Chris Lambert

Messy Mix Overnight

Posted by Chris Lambert

50 degrees... what snow and ice?  Yes, it started off very mild today, and still is late this afternoon, but that changes overnight.  Northerly winds are draining in colder air and lower dew points at low levels early this evening and as another wave of low pressure moves into this cooling air mass, rain changes to sleet and snow overnight.  The first to see the changeover is outside 495 with the changeover close to, if not just before midnight.  In the city of Boston, by 2:00-3:00AM, sleet and snow likely mixes in. 

It's not a blockbuster storm, but the burst of moderate to heavy precipitation between midnight and 5:00AM drops 2-4" of snow and sleet north and west of 495, 1-2" from 128 to 495 and a coating to an inch near Boston and for many southern and southwestern suburbs.  Watch out for slick travel after midnight, especially near and outside 495.   Even closer to the coast, a few slick spots are possible near daybreak Saturday. 

The good news... the storm is done by sunrise tomorrow and the weekend is dry overall.  Mid to upper 30s tomorrow afternoon and low to mid 30s Sunday.

Clouds once again increase Sunday afternoon, and that foreshadows the next storm moving in.   Snow starts for many of us after midnight Sunday, turning to sleet and freezing rain inland by the morning commute, and plain rain near the coast at that time.  Monday's morning commute sure could be a messy one with that ice and rain falling on top of the snow.  Too early for snow maps on this one, but not out of the question Boston gets a couple inches of snow before the change to rain and outside 495, perhaps several inches before sleet and freezing rain take over.

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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