Weather

Heavy rains, winds, snow heading towards New England followed by cold temps

It may be Spring on the calendar but a powerful storm system heading up the East Coast will make the Boston area feel like winter once again. In yet another example of New England weather patterns, the long-awaited pleasantries of a warm, sunny day will give way to heavy rain, snow, and wind due...

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 2:37pm

Biggest winter storm of '19 expected Sunday into Monday

Experts predict the biggest storm of the year to strike Sunday night and into Monday morning.  The Bay State is in line for the brunt of the worst of a winter storm that will drop between 5 to 8 inches of snow overnight. The National Weather Service posted a winter storm warning from 7 p.m....

Sunday, March 3, 2019 - 2:54pm

High winds to subside as wintry mix expected to arrive midweek

The month of February is expected to go out in a miserable wintery mix resulting in a cold, snowy fury.  The weekend’s wild winds, which left around 68,000 customers without power on Monday, will have died down by Tuesday evening.  The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency reported...

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 2:18pm

Boston weather to get a warm start to February's first week

Boston weather is set to experience a relative heat wave following last week's brief-but-brutal brush with the dreaded polar vortex. The National Weather Service predicts a cold start to a sunny Monday for the Bay State, but then temperatures are expected to jump up to as high as about 54 degrees...

Sunday, February 3, 2019 - 4:58pm

Polar vortex heading towards the Hub

Another winter storm,  another blast of arctic air, and another polar vortex returns to Boston. Much like a David Tyree helmet catch, the Vortex is a source of traumatic memories that return right around the month of February. According to weather.gov, pesky snowstorm will hit the area...

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 4:05pm

Wintry mix, brutal cold expected for Boston for last week of January

The last days of January are expected to bring a snow and rain mix midweek to Boston, immediately followed by the brutal cold that makes February in New England so memorable. The National Weather Service is predicting a drop in temperatures on Monday, followed by a storm front expected to hit the...

Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 3:35pm

Fall equinox 2018: When is the Harvest Moon 2018?

September is coming to an end in a few weeks, and that means the Harvest Moon 2018 is right around the corner. What is the Harvest Moon? According to National Geographic in the Northern Hemisphere, the Harvest Moon is the closest full moon to the fall equinox, which usually happens on or around...

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 3:00pm

Here's how Hurricane Florence could affect Massachusetts

Hurricane season is upon us, and since New England is no stranger to tempests of epic proportions, many Bay Staters want to know: Will Hurricane Florence hit Massachusetts? The life-threatening storm is prompting millions on the East Coast to prepare for its landfall this week, with mandatory...

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 3:30pm

Where are NYC cooling centers?

July came in with a bang of heat, and after a few days of reasonably mild weather New York City is once again facing a heat advisory thanks to soaring temperatures and poor air quality. City officials on Monday warned New Yorkers to stay safe and avoid the heat by taking shelter in one of many NYC...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 1:47pm

Hurricane season 2018: What to expect

From Hurricane Maria, which Puerto Rico is still reeling from, to Hurricane Harvey, which devastated Houston, Texas, thousands were affected by tropical storms and hurricanes last year, so what will hurricane season 2018 bring? It’s already that time again. June 1 marks the beginning of...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 2:18pm

Spring-like weather bringing record high temperatures this week

Are you feeling spring fever? After a bit of snow, temperatures could hit record highs this week, giving an early taste of the warmer season. “The whole eastern part of the country is feeling the effects of this unseasonable warmth,” said Kim Buttrick, a meteorologist with the National...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 1:14pm

NYC snow, rain in the forecast this week

After enjoying a fleeting glimpse of spring over the weekend, New Yorkers should prepare themselves physically and mentally for the return of unpleasant winter weather. New York City can expect to see some light snow and drizzle this week, with the wintry mix expected to start on Monday afternoon...

Monday, January 29, 2018 - 1:35pm

Peep these pics of the first day of spring in Boston, a city of firsts

Monday marked the first day of spring, and despite winter stubbornly refusing toreceded, the sun made its way out.Many Bostonians took advantage of the comparablymild temperatures by enjoying the outdoors, including spending some time in the United States' first public park, Boston Common.How did...

Monday, March 20, 2017 - 8:04pm

Stella blasts Boston with powerful winds and a foot of snow

Tuesday’s blizzard dumped almost a foot of snow on Boston, but it was the strong winds and freezing rain that proved far more ferocious.Despite getting fewer inches than expected, Mayor Marty Walsh said Winter Storm Stella still delivered as far as wind and ice were concerned.“We’re not getting the...

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 5:20pm

Boston Yeti Tracker: Where to find him in the storm

It's snowing in Boston and that means the Boston Yeti is on the prowl.Boston's favoriteAbominable Snowman is trekking around Union Square — look for the big, furry, white animal with the furry walrus hat.RELATED: Winter blizzard blows Boston Yeti back into townWord on the street is he could be...

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 1:07pm

Watch the blizzard strike in Boston

The blizzard hit Boston a little later than expected Tuesday morning, with heavy snowfall and gale force winds hitting the city around 11 a.m.RELATED: Winter Storm Stella: Live updates (Boston, New York, Philly)Despite the slow start to the storm, winds were reaching speeds in excess of 50 mph and...

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 12:27pm

What are the worst March snowstorms to hit NYC, Philly and Boston?

Winter Storm Stella is delivering snow, sleet and strong winds along the Northeast, creating extremely dangerous driving conditions and school cancellations.The late-season Nor'easter may not have been has bad has once predicted for some areas, but the Northeast has experienced monster March...

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 11:46am

Winter storm Stella: Live updates (NYC, Philly, Boston)

Winter storm Stella rolled into the Northeast region overnight Monday with a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain. The nor'eastershould taper off by midday Tuesday, but might spark snow showers into early Wednesday morning. The heavy snow has created dangerous driving conditions, impacted mass...

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 7:33am

5 tips for parking in Boston during a snow emergency

If you fail to move your car during a snow emergency, be prepared for double trouble: Boston will ticket and tow your car to make way for plows.Parking in Boston can be enough of a nightmare sans snow, so Metro has a few tips to help you figure out where to stash your car during the blizzard.Here's...

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 12:17pm

Boston sets new high temperature record on balmy Thursday

Boston set a new high temperature record Thursday when thermometers hit 66 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.The unseasonably warm February day surpassed the previous record just after 12:30 p.m. — beating out a65-degree day on Feb. 23, 1990. By 4 p.m.temperatures had climbed to 68...

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 2:39pm