Chris Lambert

King Cold... More Snow Follows

Posted by Chris Lambert

After a general 7-10" of snow north and west of Boston and a messy mix of 4-6" of snow, sleet and rain closer to the city, the cold air that created the freeze-up this morning, will hold tough the next couple days.  In fact, the cold gets colder before more snow takes aim at New England.

Skies clear out tonight, aside from some Cape Cod clouds, as temperatures fall back into the teens.  Icy spots on the sidewalk and driveways stay icy, so watch your step out the door in the morning.

It'll be a cold start to the day tomorrow, and the cold air holds on as northwest winds gust over 30mph.  Despite all the sunshine, highs struggle to reach the the upper teens in the hilly terrain of Worcester County to mid to upper 20s closer to the coast.  Add the wind, and wind chills hover in the 0-10 degree range.

Arctic air pours in at night, dropping temps into the single digits above and below zero near the MA/NH border, near 10 in the city and in the lower teens across southeast Mass.

As the next system dives toward southern New England, we'll wake to cloudy skies Tuesday morning with snow breaking out around 9:00AM.  The snow falls into an Arctic air mass, so it'll be the fluffy variety.  The steadiest snow falls in the afternoon, and through the evening commute, and that certainly could slow it down on the roads.  Temps remain in the teens west of I-95, but  jump up late to near 30 along the coast.  That'll set-up another coastal front, and perhaps brief localized enhancement in the snow.  Enough warm air mixes even mixes in to throw some rain drops in the mix over the Cape and Islands.  It's an overall fast moving storm, so expected totals at this point are in the 2-5" range.

Cold air holds on Wednesday before we finally get a thaw on Thursday and Friday.  Friday looks the warmest with highs in the mid to upper 40s.  

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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