Currently in Boston — September 19th, 2022

The weather, currently.

Unsettled start to the work week

Warm and humid air over the region will be pushed further south Monday. There will be a frontal system draped across Southern New England to the north. It will be in the 60s and lower 70s into the South it will be in the 80s. Most of greater Boston should be on the cooler side of the front at least by the afternoon if not all day.

The temperature contrast will be the catalyst for a few showers and perhaps even some thunderstorms especially in the afternoon. These showers and storms could produce a tenth to 3/4 of an inch of rain depending on your location. There still might be a shower on Tuesday, although I expect a bit of sunshine as well.

Dave Epstein

What you need to know, currently.

Grapes in California wine country have survived a deep freeze, wildfires, and excessive heat, as climate change continues to threaten the $45 billion industry. Growers, scientists, and winemakers are determined to save their livelihood and are fighting back with technology, according to reporting by CBS News.

For example, researchers are studying various kinds of root stocks to see which are the most drought and heat resistant. Rows of vies are planted in different directions to avoid direct sun, while layers of leaves and artificial shades cover the fruit to keep it cooler.

Grapes are like sponges in a way, as they absorb things from the atmosphere, possibly tainting the wine.

—Aarohi Sheth

What you can do, currently.

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