Chris Lambert

Big Weather Swings

Posted by Chris Lambert

Quite the day so far from freezing rain inland this morning to thunderstorms this afternoon.  Thunderstorms will continue to be in and our the rest of the day into this evening for central and eastern Mass.  The main threat from these storms are bursts of torrential rain, cloud and ground lightning and wind gusts to 50mph.  The storms are moving at 60-70mph, so they're not long lasting, but certainly pack a punch.

Lots going on this evening, including the Pats game, so I'll do my best to update incoming storms via @clamberton7 on twitter.

For the overall storm through tonight:

-Rain totals 1.00-1.50" for many towns, locally up to 2".  Localized flooding possible in poor drainage areas and if ice jams occur on small streams and rivers.

-Temps  hover in the 55-60 range this afternoon and evening, allowing for snow melt to add to potential flooding issues where a snow pack still exists. We'll watch for ice jams inland in some small streams and rivers.  (Flood watch central and western Mass and southern NH until tomorrow afternoon).

-Winds are strong into this evening.  Gusts to 50+mph, highest likely across southeast Mass. There's a wind advisory in place until about midnight for the coast and southeast Mass.

Most of the rain is done around midnight, and this fast moving storm is long gone by Sunday morning.  We're back to dry weather and some sunshine for the second half of the weekend.  Temps are cooler, but still above average with highs in the middle 40s.  There's still a breeze, gusting 25+mph at times, so it'll feel more like the 30s, but not the Arctic air we've been in lately.

Tuesday brings another round of rain, then another system likely brings in some coastal rain and perhaps inland snow on Wednesday. 

Drier and seasonable weather ends the week, and we're into colder air by next weekend.

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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