Currently in Boston— March 17th 2022

The weather, currently.

More clouds arrive for Thursday

Partly cloudy skies overnight tonight will allow temperatures to fall back towards 40°F. As we had for Thursday clouds will thicken up and there may be a couple of late showers. I'm not expecting much in the way of rainfall and anything that does occur will end by the middle of Thursday evening as temperatures stay in the 40s. Friday continues to look like an amazing day with highs at least of 70°F in most places and a few middle 70s are possible. A storm system brings rain around the area for Saturday tapering off to showers in the afternoon it will be cooler with highs in the 50s. —Dave Epstein

What you need to know, currently.

A major 7.3 magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of Japan, leaving 2 million people without power and triggering a tsunami warning. This quake comes a little over 11 years after the earthquake and tsunami that devastated the Fukushima region in 2011.

While tsunami warnings are still in place and aftershocks are expected for the next several days, tsunami waves are likely to only reach a few feet in height. For reference, the 2011 tsunami reached a max of 130 feet.

Early footage and reports of the quake show major shaking and outages as well as a train derailment. Japan, fortunately, has some of the best infrastructure in the world in terms of mitigating the effects of earthquakes.