Currently in Boston — December 16th, 2022

The weather, currently.

Windswept rain through Friday

Steady and heavy rain will continue all day Friday. There could even be the rumble of thunder over the South shore. Temperatures will be in the 40s, and any snow will be confined to extreme northern Worcester county as well as Northern New England. Ski country is going to do fantastic out of the storm with some areas receiving over a foot. The storm will slowly wind down on Saturday with a little bit of lingering rain in the morning and then just a lot of clouds in the afternoon. It's dry Sunday through Wednesday. Temperatures will be seasonably chilly at that time. The next storm could be a major bout of rain or snow for Thursday of next week so stay tuned. Have a great weekend.

Dave Epstein

What you need to know, currently.

The US is expecting a massive surge of cold air from the north next week. The Climate Prediction Center issued their 6-10 day outlook, and the map shows below average temperatures all next week, aside from California and parts of the American West, which will likely see above average temperatures.

However, this year, the Midwest will experiences temperatures about 80% below the region’s average.

“The risks with this will be very cold temperatures, which will affect vulnerable populations,” said Currently’s Chief Meteorologist Megan Montero. “The best thing to do ahead of a blast of cold like this one is to protect the 4 P's. Do things to protect pets, pipes, plants and people.”

What you can do, currently.