Wake up with the ‘BZ Morning Team at 4:30-7AM with WBZ-TV AccuWeather Meteorologist Todd Gutner as well as co-anchors Kate Merrill and David Wade and traffic reporter Michelle Roberts!
Gutner is WBZ-TV’s AccuWeather Meteorologist for the weekday morning and noon newscasts. He also contributes weather reports to Boston’s CBS radio stations, and he anchors the seasonal weekly news series “Gardening with Gutner.”
Gutner joined WBZ-TV from WCSH-TV (NBC) in Portland, ME and sister station WLBZ-TV (NBC) in Bangor, ME where he served as weekend meteorologist for the 6PM and 11PM newscasts. He was also meteorologist for the Monday-Wednesday noon newscasts on both stations. In addition, Gutner served as meteorologist on the weekend 10PM newscasts on WPXT-TV (CW) in Westbrook, ME. Before he came to Maine, Gutner began his career as a meteorologist at KGO-TV in San Francisco, CA as a weather producer.
Gutner holds a degree in meteorology from the State University of New York at Oneonta. He was born and raised in West Hartford, CT, and is a self-proclaimed “Red Sox fanatic.” Todd enjoys playing sports, gardening and most of all spending time with family. He and his wife Rachel proudly welcomed twins to the family in September 2009, son Brody and daughter Lila.
Boston’s WBZ-TV and myTV38 (WSBK) are owned and operated by CBS Television Stations, one of the largest network-owned groups.
As this storm wraps up, there is no resting around here…all eyes are on the next potential storm expected to impact us over the weekend. Here it is in the Midwest…not too bad…
Here’s an interesting wildcard for late Thursday night and early Friday morning…backlash snow. Backlash snow happens at the end of an event as upper level energy monopolizes any lingering moisture in the atmosphere and can create several more inches of snow and typically happens across interior New England in the hills and mountains. The coast is usually spared most of the accumulation due to the backing of winds to the NW which creates downsloping and additional drying of the atmosphere.
Many awoke to fresh coatings of snow this morning as a weak system raced through Southern New England last night. The system had a little more punch in Northern New England and parts of the Maine coastline saw around half a foot of snow.
Morning low temperatures bottomed out in the single digits…again…but the worst of the cold is behind us now and temps will moderate as we head into the weekend. A frontal system will stall over New England this weekend leading to a chance for rain or snow showers at times making it a bit unsettled but it will also lead to much milder air working in for a change
Too bad it’s raining right now otherwise today would be pretty sweet as temps have shot up into the 40s ahead of an Arctic cold front. The rain showers will shut off this afternoon but gusty wind will transport in another round of Arctic air and we’ll be in the deep freeze for the middle of the work week. Be careful driving or walking tonight…rain from today and a fast temp drop this evening will result in icy spots forming.
Our Winter break is coming to an end…an arctic cold front will pass through this evening and temps will take a nose-dive.
Saturday’s high was 59…Sunday’s high was 54…today’s high is expected to be 50 in Boston. That would make this a three day January thaw…kind of like a Winter heatwave! Whatever you want to call it it’s been very nice but it won’t last that much longer as with cold air expected to work back in later this week.
Wind is settling down temps are on the rise and we’ve officially turned the corner…on the road to an extended January thaw that rolls in this weekend! Much warmer air begins to work in tomorrow but it happens several thousand up…it won’t work down to the surface until Saturday…it will lead to thickening clouds and snow breaking during the morning commute. The snow will be light but fairly steady and leave behind some coatings by midday.
We are right in the middle of the deep freeze but the worst is just about behind us and temps will begin a slow moderation through the rest of the week with an extended January thaw on the way.
Enjoy today…30s don’t sound that warm but they’ll actually be the warmest temps of the week with an Arctic blast poised to arrive for the New Year. The first wave of cold arrives New Year’s Eve night…just as the ball is dropping…temps are expected to be around 20 degrees with the wind picking up.