Currently in Boston — November 8th, 2022

The weather, currently.

Much colder weather arrives.

A cold front passed offshore earlier today, and it allowed much drier and colder air to arrive. Temperatures will fall down through the 40s overnight along with a brisk northwesterly flow. Very dry air will be in place both Tuesday and Wednesday, allowing for clear skies. Check out the eclipse as the moon sets in the Western sky tomorrow morning between 5:00 and 6:00 a.m. Warmer air boosts temperatures up into the 60s for Thursday. On Friday, the remnants of tropical storm Nicole will move north bringing clouds and eventual rain to the area Friday night into Saturday. Drier air returns for Sunday.

Dave Epstein

What you need to know, currently.

The National Hurricane Center has issued a hurricane watch for Florida’s east coast — from the Brevard-Volusia county line, south to Hallandale Beach — as subtropical storm Nicole developed Monday morning in the Atlantic Ocean. A tropical storm watch has also been issued for northeastern Florida, southeastern Florida and southeastern Georgia.

The storm is expected to become a hurricane by 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday, before it comes to Florida’s west coast, hitting the Bahamas on its way. The storm’s magnitude is still uncertain.

“The main difference between a tropical and subtropical storm is not in the winds that they generate, but that a tropical storm tends to generate more rain,” says Currently’s Chief Meteorologist, Megan Montero.

There will be heavy rainfall through Thursday across the Florida peninsula, as well as flash and urban flooding. Dangerous storm surge is also possible across the northwestern Bahamas, the east coast of Florida and areas of coastal Georgia, according to Montero.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has predicted at least four more hurricanes will form before the season officially ends on Nov. 30. The next named storm to form would be Owen.

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What you can do, currently.