All posts by Charlie Lopresti

Charlie Lopresti

About Charlie Lopresti

Charlie makes up the "Weather Part" of CBS News 13s evening edition. A native New Englander, he grew up enjoying the area's exciting and sometimes wild weather.

Rapid Weather Changes In The Coming Days

It’s a very active weather pattern here in the northeast in the coming days. Many different variables will come into play. Here’s the timing an how it is expected to evolve. Tonight:  Clouds will arrive with with a light round of freezing rain showers and freezing drizzle. That’s the result of some warmer air trying to […]

Blizzard Conditions Possible Thursday

I’m happy to report the temperatures will  make it into the 20s Wednesday for the first time in a weak.   Expect unlimited sunshine and overall nice day.   I can’t say the same about Thursday though.  A powerful ocean storm should track close enough to bring heavy snow and strong wind to the parts of the […]

2017 A Year In Weather

It was another wild year in weather here in Maine. Lets take a look back at everything Mother Nature thew at us in 2017. If you’re like me, you may have forgotten how warm the year started.  January 2017 had the 10th least amount of snow on record in Portland and was 4th mildest. Mother […]

Friday/Saturday Storm

All eyes are on our next storm slated to arrive on Friday. There still remains some questions on the precipitation type and timing,  but here’s our best estimate of how it will unfold. Timing: First flakes will arrive during the morning hours Friday. Steadiest resulting in most efficient accumulations will be afternoon through overnight Friday. […]

Tuesday Storm

Tuesday will be a dynamic weather day here in Vacationland.  Our next storm system will bring a variety of different types of precipitation throughout the day and winds will become strong as well.  Where we stay all snow, some totals should reach a foot.   Low pressure approaching from the west will transition energy to a […]

Waiting For The Perfect Pitch

“When are we going to get some snow dad?” That’s a question my eight year old asked me over breakfast last weekend.  My analogy drew some rolling eyes, but I think they got the point. I said… “Think baseball. Winter is on deck, and about to step up to the plate later this week.” The […]

Cold And Windy Friday

Remember last Friday when the high was 70 degrees?    I can say with confidence, there will not be a repeat this Friday.   A strong cold front is  approaching from the west. The air mass behind it is diving south straight out of the Arctic Circle. The arctic front will pass through the area between 1am […]

Winter Forecast 2017-2018

Winter is almost here and it’s looking like another one to keep the shovels handy.   The highlights include: -Above normal precipitation and snowfall -Warmer than normal temperatures -Winter slow to let go in spring -December icing event -High probability of snow on the ground at Christmas Maine averages between 4 feet of snow at the […]

Damaging Winds Possible Monday Morning

Just a few days ago, drought and fire danger were the weather headlines.  It’s looking like this time next week most Maine communities will be in a surplus of rain/melted snow for the year.  The heaviest rain between now and late Thursday night should be confined to Downeast Maine where a Flood Watch remains in […]