You know, the usual. The latest NWS forecaster's discussion for the Boston area says we should get some snow on Saturday, maybe followed by freezing rain on Sunday (or maybe just more snow), followed by bitter cold, followed, possibly, by ANOTHER SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM Tuesday night, although it's possible that storm might just blow out to sea first. So, yes, the French Toast Alert stays at Yellow/Elevated.
Yesterday, Deirdre showed us the electronic signboard on the southbound side of Morrissey Boulevard. As you can see above, the signage on the northbound side of the road is a bit different, even if part of the same general theme.
So beware of Morrissey Boulevard between now and the 26th.
The view across Dorchester Bay towards Squantum around 2:20 p.m.
JB Parrett went for a stroll in Lechmere Canal Park yesterday.
Peter Morgan reports a Somerville police officer and a bystander teamed up to rescue a man trapped by rising flood waters in the Medford Street underpass in Union Square tonight.
At the time they helped him out of the car, water was up to his chest, with him sitting in driver's seat.
Not long after, Alexandra Sear photographed the man's car:
Even as the rain supposedly nears the end of its increasingly annoying reign, the waters just keep piling up. From T stations to Rutherford Avenue in Charlestown and Circuit Drive in Franklin Park, which police shut due to flooding to Roslindale Square, which lost power, Bostonians have had enough, enough to slap anybody who might chirpily say "at least it's not snow!" Yeah, that guy.
In Somerville, one motorist had to be rescued from flood waters in Union Square.
Reports of flooding are beginning to pour in. The intersection of Melnea Cass Boulevard and Massachusetts Avenue became a liquid mess. State Police are busy diverting cars on Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester, due to flooding southbound by Lambert's and northbound at Tolman by the credit union.
UPDATE: 4:30 p.m. Police blocked off the underpass on Huntington Avenue at Mass. Ave. due to two feet of water. Roads in Franklin Park are also reported flooded.
JB Parrett braved the elements to show us North Point Park in Cambridge this afternoon.
JB Parrett captured a mood in the rain at Haymarket yesterday.
JulesB captured the scene outside Oak Grove station early this morning.
Police cruiser stuck in the water on Vale St. Officer still in the cruiser water is up to the door and is coming in.
Female motorist stock in the water and water is coming in the vehicle.
The National Weather Service has issued a frost advisory for the immediate coastline (and all of Boston) and a freeze warning for the rest of the area overnight.
Then, on Tuesday, we could get hit with what NECN's Matt Noyes is calling a prolonged nor'easter that could last until Friday. No snow out of it, at least.
As increasingly dark clouds rapidly closed in on downtown late this afternoon, organizers called off the Boston Calling concerts for tonight. Jeremy Stanley photographed the scene.
They told us to shelter in a parking garage. I guess they dont want thousands of sweaty hipsters inside city hall.
Michael captured the sun shower along Comm. Ave. at BU around 4:30 p.m.:
Rain going crazy. Sun shining, absolute downpour.
JB Parrett photographed some rainstrolling on the wallkway to the Esplanade from Beacon Hill this afternoon.
Julie C. watched the post-deluge sunset over the Charles this evening.
UPDATE: Flash-flood watch extended to 8 p.m.
We're under a flash-flood watch until 2 p.m.:
A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.
YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.