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.

Nonetheless, until 10pm we have a Dense Fog Advisory across Eastern Mass. (outlined in gray):

Sun is back tomorrow along with those above normal temperatures we've become accustomed to. That's about to change as we get to Saturday night and Sunday. Spreaking of Saturday, a small storm that spins up along a cold front could sprout a few rain/snowshowers. As the temperatures cool in the afternoon and evening, we could see some small accumulation - especially around Worcester or outside Greater Boston (north, south or west).

Then the floodgates of cold will open. At first, it will be bearable, but by the time Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday roll around, it will get uncomfortable. And yes, we'll be every bit as cold as the last bitter snap thanks to a shift in the jetstream.

So what's different this time around? Well, this batch of cold will steer the storms away from New England. Without any snowpack to act as insulation, this also means the frost will go deep into the ground.

Get ready to buckle down.



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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Jeremy Reiner

Nothing Dramatic

Posted by Jeremy Reiner

Some years our January Thaw comes to a crashing end in a matter of hours and other years it's a slow process. This year will take the form of the latter as a series of cool fronts bump our recent warmth out to sea. You can plan on temps the next several days in the lower 40s and upper 30s for afternoon highs. It's a nice gradual slide, one which I prefer.

Posted 01/16/14, 6:05am
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