Currently in Boston — November 17, 2022

The weather, currently.

Cold and dry weather.

Sky's cleared late Wednesday afternoon and will set us up for chilly night. After starting around freezing Thursday morning Sunshine will boost temperatures into the mid 40s which is about 7°F to 10°F below average.

The same temperature pattern along with plenty of sunshine continues for Friday. A reinforcing shot of cold air moves in for the weekend with temperatures only reaching about 40°F Saturday and Sunday along with a bit of a breeze.

Below average temperatures will continue to start next week but there may be a moderating trend as we had for Thanksgiving which presently all look dry. This is great news for those of you who will be traveling. —Dave Epstein

What you need to know, currently.

Currently’s staff reporter, Anna Abraham, will be on the ground all week, interviewing activists and attendees at COP27. Follow along on in your inbox and on Twitter.

California Wildfires

The strongest Santa Ana winds of the season are fueling wildfires across Southern California. A fire in Fontana was spurred by these winds Tuesday night.

Just last week, wet and chilly winter weather seemed to bring fire season to a close. November, however, had other plans. The Santa Ana winds are forecasted to subside Wednesday evening.

According to Currently’s chief meteorologist Megan Montero, “A large difference in pressure across the Great Basin and California will lead to strong Santa Ana winds in southern California through Wednesday evening.”

High Wind Warnings and Wind Advisories have been issued for the Transverse Ranges until Wednesday night. Wind speeds as high as 104 MPH were reported in Los Angeles County.

Climate change has made states like California vulnerable to wildfires almost all year. Californians should be cautious with ignition sources while we wait for the winds to die down.

For more wildfire safety tips check out our Wildfire Explainer.

What you can do, currently.