Currently in Boston — January 19, 2023

The weather, currently.

Three storms coming over a week.

A storm system to the west of New England will bring rain and eventually some snow to the area late Thursday into Friday. As colder air works in the rain will change to snow even along the coast Friday morning. There could be a coating to a couple of inches.

Temperatures will only be near 40°F with the clouds on Thursday and staying in the '30s on Friday. The weekend looks dry with some sun on Saturday but also a lot of clouds. More precipitation arrives overnight Sunday into early Monday. Right now it looks like rain is warmer air moves in. Another system comes for later Wednesday and Thursday. There could be enough cold air with this one for a more significant snow event but that is into the future.

Dave Epstein

What you need to know, currently.

A Royal Pain: How King Tides in California Reveal a Troubling Future
Within decades, there could be flooding in CA coastal communities, even on dry days, as sea levels rise. King tides offer a worrying preview.

California has been inundated with heavy rain in recent weeks as atmospheric rivers from the Pacific Ocean unleash moisture. But within a few decades, there could be flooding in coastal communities — even on dry, sunny days — as sea levels rise. How much? Will the state lose its iconic beaches? The king tides offer a worrying preview.

“On this morning, standing along the shore in Oceanside north of San Diego, two different kings arrived before just Christmas, the king tides and they too offered guidance — a preview of how climate change will change California in the coming decades.

The king tides happen once or twice a year and are the highest tides of the year driven by the gravitational forces of the moon and sun. The most recent king tide happened on December 23 and 24, 2022 and they will occur again on January 21 and 22, 2023.”

Read the full story, originally published by H2O Radio here.

What you can do, currently.