Currently Weather Alert: Major Nor'easter hits Boston Area

The weather, currently.

Heavy snow and gusty winds for the Boston area Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday

Strong low pressure will develop off the New England coast and then eventually head into the Gulf of Maine on Wednesday. As this storm rapidly intensifies it will bring torrential rain along the coast and heavy snow well north and west. During the day Tuesday the rain snow line will begin to collapse to the coast but it will not arrive in Boston until the afternoon It looks like anywhere from 2 to 5 inches of snow around the city, but it will quickly ramp up to between 4 and 8 inches between routes 128 and 495 and then 6 to 18 inches beyond the Route 495 belt heading into the monadnocks region of New Hampshire. This is a very tight gradient of snowfall. If the change occurred a little earlier Boston would see more snow than is predicted. Presently that does not look like the case. There will be widespread power outages where there is heavy snow. Winds along the coastline will gust over 50 mph for a time Tuesday into Tuesday evening. This can also create scattered power issues. The storm will be mostly over when you get up Wednesday morning and it's back to milder conditions the rest of the week.

Dave Epstein

What you can do, currently.