Currently in Boston — December 13th, 2022

The weather, currently.

Dry pattern until the next storm Friday

Sunny days and clear nights are on tap through Wednesday night. Temperatures during the afternoon will be in the mid to upper 30s, and they'll be a bit of a breeze both Tuesday and Wednesday. This will make it feel a bit cooler in the afternoon in spite of full sunshine. Remember the sun angle is very low this time of the year. At night temperatures will fall back to the load amid twenties. A storm system approaches later Thursday at first it's just clouds for that day with highs in the 40s. Because the storm looks to go west of the coastline rain is on tap for Friday but there might be some snow especially over northern New England which could be quite significant.

Dave Epstein

What you need to know, currently.

A winter storm blanketed the American West over the weekend, covering the mountain areas with snow. It is now set to make its way across the U.S., bringing blizzard conditions, tornadoes and flooding this week.

The storm has already inundated parts of the West with avalanche warnings, shutting down major highways as ice blankets the roads. In fact, more than 10 million people in more than a dozen  states are under some level of weather alert as well as a multiday severe storm threat. Blizzard warnings are in effect for parts of eastern Wyoming and central Nebraska.

The storm will strengthen as it moves east. It will bring snow to the Rockies Monday night, while the Upper Midwest, and northern and central Plains will see heavy snowfall Monday night into Tuesday.

“The highest snow totals are currently forecast for western South Dakota and northwestern Nebraska,” according to Currently’s Chief Meteorologist Megan Montero. “Winds will also increase with this storm system.”

Montero broke down what the Plains can expect with this system —

“Blizzard conditions are expected. In order for a storm to be called a blizzard, it MUST meet these 3 requirements:

1) Sustained wind or frequent gusts of 35 mph or greater.

2) Considerable falling and/or blowing snow reducing visibility to under a quarter mile.

3) These conditions must continue for at least three consecutive hours.”

—Aarohi Sheth

What you can do, currently.