The weather, currently.
A big ol’ messy, soggy, in some cases sleet-y system is headed into New England overnight. If you must venture out into the elements tomorrow morning, mentally prepare for rather miserable weather, as a cold rain will be steadily falling and the breeze will be blowing. In our far western suburbs, some sleet and/or freezing rain is possible during the pre/near dawn hours. In the Boston Metro, temperatures will linger in the upper 30s into midday with wind chills in the upper 20s to low 30s. The cruel combination of soaking and shiver-inducing conditions will force the most dreaded of weather accessory couplings upon us; the winter coat and the umbrella. Rain continues into the afternoon and evening, turning heavy at times with a few rumbles of thunder. — Lauren Casey
What you need to know, currently.
A tornado touched down in Arabi Louisiana and New Orlean’s 9th Ward on Tuesday evening— killing one person and leaving devastation in its wake. As of Wednesday evening, thousands are still without power.
The impacted area has sustained multiple severe weather events over the past decade including Hurricane Ida, about seven months ago. Many are still in recovery from Ida which knocked out the region's electrical grid and left residents without power for months. Many homes still have tarps up on their roof from Ida damage.
Yesterday's tornado combined several risk-enhancing factors— striking an already vulnerable community at night.
Imagine Water Works— one of the key mutual aid organizations that helped during Hurricane Ida recovery— shared links to mutual aid resources and places to donate.