Chris Lambert

Weekend Is Dry

Posted by Chris Lambert

Mixed rain, sleet and snow rolled through last night, dropping a slushy coating to an inch on car tops and grassy surfaces for many towns north and west of Boston.  Thanks to a punch of drier air working in during the 1:00-4:00AM time frame, snow tapered back to drizzle, limiting additional accumulations.  Other than brushing/scraping off the car this morning inland, there's not much of a clean up to do.  Watch your step in the driveway or on the secondary road however, as patchy black ice has formed where temps are at or below freezing.

The good news... the weekend is dry overall as scattered snow showers and drizzle taper off early this morning.  Mid 30s to lower 40s today with returning sunshine 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.  Freezing rain will be an issue outside 128 mid morning while it's just plain rain at that time near the coast.  Rain tapers off late afternoon, and we'll dry out for the evening commute.  

So it's not a big storm, but that Monday morning commute could be a messy one with that ice and rain falling on top of the snow. Looks like a general 1-3".  Lower end totals across SE Mass and the higher end of that range northwest of 495. 

Colder and drier air builds in for the rest of the week.

Go Pats!

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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