Currently in Boston — January 4th, 2023

The weather, currently.

Unsettled weather continues

Rain will come to an end overnight with temperatures falling into the 30s. However, it won't be cold enough for any frozen precipitation. Wednesday is mainly cloudy with spotty rain, but more significant rainfall arrives late in the day and especially overnight into Thursday morning. Temperatures tomorrow will only be in the 30s to mid-40s. Any super warm weather will never make it north of Southern Connecticut. With colder air draining in to Southern New England on Thursday, there may be some light freezing drizzle or sleet. The best chance for tricky travel will be north and west of Route 495 and the Mass Pike. It will eventually dry out and be chilly this weekend.

Dave Epstein

What you need to know, currently.

At least seven countries in Europe experienced their warmest January on record on New Year’s Day in a historic winter warmth.

Temperatures in Latvia soared to 52 degrees F (11.1 degrees C); Denmark 54.7 degrees (12.6 degrees C); Lithuania 58.3 degrees F (14.6 degrees C); Belarus 61.5 degrees F (16.4 degrees C); the Netherlands 62.4 degrees F (16.9 degrees C); Poland 66.2 degrees F (19 degrees C); and the Czech Republic 67.3 degrees F (19.6 degrees C), breaking records as the new year approached.

This warm spell came after a record-warm year in many parts of Europe—including in the U.K., Switzerland, and Germany—due to the increased frequency and severity of human-caused extreme weather and climate change.

Extreme heat washed over Europe in waves throughout the years, and became more intense during the summer drought, pushing U.K. temperatures to 104 degrees F (40 degrees C) for the first time on record in July.

Cooler temperatures could surface mid-January.

—Aarohi Sheth

What you can do, currently.