Weather

Sunny skies ahead for the holiday weekend in NYC

Rain showers on Friday will get the Easter and Passover weekend off to a dreary start, but sunny skies will return just in time for all your holiday festivities, according to the National Weather Service. While there’s an 80 percent chance we’ll see rain showers on and off through...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 4:11pm

350,000 without power across Massachusetts after nor'easter

More than 350,000 Massachusetts homes are without power as of Thursday morning following the second nor’easter within a week that dumped heavy, wet snow across the state. The Cape and Islands were mostly saved from this storm’s wrath, but the nor’east dropped between 5 and 20...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 3:53pm

NYC Weather: Weekend could see some snow

Get ready to bundle up: New York City could see some snow this weekend.  New York City weather has been chilly, for sure, but it’s about to get even more wintry with a 50 percent chance of snow this weekend, according to the National Weather Service. The flurries are expected to start...

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 11:13am

NYC Weather: heavy rains could impact holiday travel through Friday night

As you prepare to embark on your holiday travel, you should also brace yourself for nasty New York City weather that could make the roads even worse, according to the National Weather Service. Heavy rain is expected to pelt the tri-state area, forecasters say. The storm could drop two to three...

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 4:09pm

When is the Winter Solstice 2018, the shortest day of the year?

The shortest day of the year, the Winter Solstice 2018 is almost here. The date of the Winter Solstice changes between Dec. 20 and Dec.23.  This happens because the tropical year (the time it takes for the sun to return to the same spot relative to earth) is different from the normal...

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 12:12pm

New York City weather: wintry mix expected to make its debut this week

New York City weather could get wintry this week as cold weather and a late-week storm collide. Two storms are hitting the tri-state area this week as they move up the coast. The first storm causing a rainy Tuesday morning, with rainfall totals expected to range from 1 to 1.5 inches across the...

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 10:49am

Two nor'easters to bring wet Boston weather this week

Boston weather will remain unpleasant this week as two nor’easters make their way to the New England area. Two coastal storms are expected to bring “potentially damaging winds” and heavy rain to the Boston area, and potentially some mixed precipitation or snow in the Berkshires...

Monday, November 12, 2018 - 1:12pm

NYC Weather: Expect a nor’easter this weekend

Prepare to batten down your hatches this weekend as the NYC weather forecast is showing that a nor’easter from the South may be heading our way to bring gusty winds as high as 46 mph and heavy rains. Some of the coming rains are stemming from Hurricane Willa, which struck the northwestern...

Friday, October 26, 2018 - 4:27pm

Flash flood watch issued for Boston, most of Massachusetts

Massachusetts weather is set to be a bit wet today, with most of the state under a flash flood watch. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch on Friday morning for Boston and the majority of Massachusetts, as well as Rhode Island and parts of Connecticut. The flash flood watch...

Friday, September 28, 2018 - 10:10am

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

Hurricane Florence remnants to drop heavy rain on Boston area

This week began with some beautiful Boston weather, but unfortunately, it won’t last long. The remnants of Hurricane Florence are set to drop some intense rain on the region, according to the National Weather Service. Hurricane Florence made landfall on Friday, slamming the Carolinas ...

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 12:41pm

Hurricane Florence remnants to bring rain to NYC

Hurricane Florence has been downgraded to a tropical depression, but the storm is still hanging around. And soon, it'll affect New York City weather. Hurricane Florence made landfall on Friday, slamming the Carolinas with torrential rain and intense winds. The 350-mile-wide storm left as many...

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 12:09pm

What is the Waffle House Index, and what does it have to do with hurricane recovery?

Turns out Waffle House won't just rescue you from a hangover — the 24-hour restaurant chain helps the government cope with natural disasters via the Waffle House Index. USA Today reports that Waffle House Storm Center — yes, Waffle House has a Storm Center — announced...

Friday, September 14, 2018 - 1:51pm

What's the difference between a hurricane and a typhoon?

Hurricane vs typhoon, what’s the difference? As Hurricane Florence continues to slam parts of the United States and typhoon Mangkhut closes in on the Philippines, the two high impact storms are causing major damage and are forcing residents to evacuate their homes to avoid the path of the...

Friday, September 14, 2018 - 1:28pm

Prepping for Hurricane Flo? Don’t forget a pet evacuation kit

As Accuweather forecasters expect Hurricane Flo is to “unleash catastrophic flooding” along the East Coast this week, tens of thousands of southern residents are facing mandatory evacuation orders. And since many other regions of the coast are bracing for the effects of Hurricane Flo,...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 12:48pm

Hurricane Florence 2018: Everything you need to know

It looks like peak hurricane season won't bother with a soft launch this year: Hurricane Florence, already a Category 4 storm, is expected to hit the East Coast near the Carolinas late this week, the strongest storm to impact the area in three decades. With winds of over 130mph, Florence was...

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 3:26pm

City under coastal flood advisory as Hurricane Flo gains momentum

With the National Weather Service expecting Hurricane Flo to “become a major hurricane” Monday, New York City and much of the East Coast are bracing for the effects of the storm. Forecasters say the storm formerly known as Tropical Storm Florence will hit North and South Carolina later...

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 3:09pm

Break out the long undies: Farmers' Almanac says it'll be 'teeth-chattering cold' this winter

The Farmers’ Almanac was spot on with its hot, hot, hot forecast for summer 2018, so there’s a pretty good chance the Farmers’ Almanac winter 2019 predictions will come true. And that’s not necessarily a good thing, unless you love subfreezing temperatures. "The real...

Friday, August 31, 2018 - 11:59am

Heat and humidity to reach 'dangerous levels' in Boston area this week

August may be winding down, but summer’s warm weather isn’t over yet. Forecasters have issued a heat advisory and excessive heat watch for the New England area, warning that intense humidity could cause temps to rise to “dangerous levels” this week. The National Weather...

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 1:51pm

Yes, there’s yet another heat advisory in NYC this week

The long, hot summer we’ve been experiencing in New York City is unofficially coming to a close this weekend, but not without yet another heat advisory. That’s right, the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the New York metro region, which will be effect from 11 a.m...

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 10:11am