Chris Lambert

Meltdown Mode

Posted by Chris Lambert

Temperatures start near freezing this morning, and that's the last time until Monday night that many of us will see the 32 degree mark or colder.  You still need to watch out for some patchy black ice on the front steps or driveway this morning, but for the rest of the day, we go into meltdown mode.

Temps rise into the 40s, if not near 50 south of Boston this afternoon despite more clouds than sunshine. 

We'll remain mild over the weekend as highs Saturday hover around or just over 50 degrees, even with cloudy skies and occasional sprinkles or a passing shower.  Showers are more widespread overnight Saturday, and so is dense fog as milder and more humid air pass over the cold snow packed ground.  That dense fog will eat away at that snow at a rapid pace, leaving us brown lawns and just leftover piles of dirty snow by the end of the weekend.

On Sunday, we'll track more showers that'll be around.  The steadiest rain falls outside 495, and soaking rains occur just to our northwest.  If you're traveling north, watch out for an ice storm from northern Vermont to Central New Hampshire, through much of Maine Saturday night and Sunday as cold air wedge in near the ground allows for a lot of freezing rain.   The temperatures forecast here on Sunday is a tricky one.  We'll likely see highs range from the 30s across the NH Seacoast to near 60 toward Attleboro and Taunton.  Boston should reach the 50s by late afternoon.

Rain tapers Monday, and cold air crashes in by Christmas Eve.  We'll remain dry and bright on Christmas Day, but it'll be a cold one with highs in the 20s.

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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