Currently in Boston — September 20th, 2022

The weather, currently.

Lots of clouds for Tuesday before it turns cooler

A line of showers will push off shore overnight leaving us with mostly cloudy skies for Tuesday. Temperatures will struggle into the 60s, and there will be a raw feeling in the air. There is a chance for a little pop-up shower, but basically, Tuesday is a dry day. A cold front will sweep off the coast on Wednesday, bringing back a blend of clouds and sunshine as temperatures get into the lower seventies. Another front approaches for Thursday. This means more showers – especially in the morning. It turns much colder on Friday with highs near 60°F.

Dave Epstein

What you need to know, currently.

Hurricane Fiona devastates Puerto Rico, slams the Dominican Republic, continues to strengthen
Hurricane Fiona made landfall in Puerto Rico knocking out power for most of the island. The storm veered towards the Dominican Republic, causing major flooding.

“Hurricane Fiona made landfall in Puerto Rico on Sunday, knocking out power for more than 90 percent of households on the island and bringing some of the most devastating flooding Puerto Rico has ever seen. Early on Monday, the storm’s path veered towards the Dominican Republic, causing major flooding there too.

The storm is expected to move west towards Turks and Caicos Islands on Tuesday and continue to strengthen to a category 3 hurricane by Wednesday.

More than 1.3 million people across the island are without power, as of Monday around 9 AM, according to Power Outage US. The rain is expected to continue through Tuesday, after that, temperatures in the upper 80°F (31°C) will pose an additional hazard for those still without power.

Fiona’s effects are comparable to or worse than those of Hurricane Maria — which struck Puerto Rico almost exactly five years ago. The island was still recovering from the effects of Maria and is now once again under water.”

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