Currently in Boston — February 6th, 2023

The weather, currently.

It's back to the mild winter weather

There might be a few light rain showers skirting Cape Cod overnight and early Monday. Otherwise, look for clouds giving way to sunshine during the start of the work week. Temperatures will reach near 50°F Monday afternoon. Cooler air arrives on Tuesday with highs right around 40°F. A few rain showers Tuesday night bring back milder air for the middle of the week with temperatures near 50°F. Overall, the next two weeks look milder than average. By this point in the winter we would normally have had nearly 30 inches of snow, but this year we've only had just over seven. It's unlikely we will see a lot of snow the rest of the winter, but there are still ample opportunity for that.

Dave Epstein

What you need to know, currently.

Mount Washington in New Hampshire broke records for the coldest wind chill ever recorded in the U.S. at -108 degrees F (-77 degrees C).

Wind chill warnings remain ine affect in nearly all of New England and New York, though temperatures are between 10 and 30 degrees below average in southern Connecticut, southern and western New York and northeast Pennsylvania. Wind chill advisories are in place.

Boston experienced its lowest wind chill ever recorded at -39 degrees F (-39 degrees C) with winds gusting near 40 mph. Portland, Maine also recorded its all-time lowest wind chill at -45 degrees F (-43 degrees C).

Thousands of people lost power across the region. Boston’s National Weather service described the cold as “a historic Arctic outbreak for the modern era,” claiming that “this is about as cold as it will ever get.”

The blast of Arctic air comes less than a week after parts of Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Texas saw an unseasonably cold ice storm, knocking out power for more than 500,000 homes and businesses.

—Aarohi Sheth

What you can do, currently.

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