Rain

By - 9/30/17 - 9:50 am
Rain and sun at sunrise

KMV watched the sunriseshower over Boston Harbor this morning (see lightning over Nahant).

John got stuck in the parking lot that Rte. 1A in East Boston became due to flooding and a crash: Read more.

By - 9/20/17 - 6:28 pm
Trees on the Orange Line

The T's Joe Pesaturo shows us the trees that came down on the Orange Line tracks near Oak Grove late this afternoon.

The T swapped in buses, but, of course, they had some trouble keeping up with the demand, as Jill shows us at Wellington: Read more.

By - 9/15/17 - 4:54 pm
Cruise ship and storm passing by the town of Winthrop

James D. watched the show out at sea from Winthrop this afternoon.

By - 9/6/17 - 9:16 am

The National Weather Service has issued a flash-flood watch for eastern Massachusetts through tomorrow morning because of some heavy downpours we could get:

Hourly rainfall rates of 1 to 2 per hour will be possible with the strongest storms, which may lead to localized flash flooding if storms train over the same areas.

By - 8/2/17 - 6:25 pm
Flooding on Webster Street in North Quincy

Marc Hurwitz reports he had to back up to escape the flooding on the one-way Webster Street in North Quincy shortly before 6 p.m.

Meanwhile, in Dorchester: Read more.

By - 8/2/17 - 5:47 pm
Hail in Jamaica Plain

"So much hail!" Becca reports from Jamaica Plain.

There was a bit of the old flash flooding at Forest Hills and a tree came down at Florida and Wrentham streets in Dorchester.

By - 7/8/17 - 6:12 pm
Rain storm over Boston

John Gage watched a rain cell mover across Boston around 6 p.m.

By - 6/27/17 - 8:08 pm
After the storm in Allston

Brandon Browser went outside after the storm passed.

So did a lot of other people: Read more.

By - 6/13/17 - 5:37 pm
Street light smashes into car

As the front came through this afternoon, a gust of wind near Lechmere station took down a street-light pole, which fell on the hood of a car making a turn, after which the light bounced into the street, as Lisa captured.

She reports the driver and somebody in the back seat appeared to get out physically OK. Read more.

By - 6/1/17 - 7:05 pm
Rainbow over the Reserved Channel

Krista Easterly enjoyed some rainbow action over the Reserve Channel and Boston Harbor this afternoon.

Dr. B watched the storm retreat from Revere Beach: Read more.

By - 5/13/17 - 11:22 am
Satellite image of impending nor'easter

The gathering storm at 10:15 a.m. From GOES-R.

Yep, a nor'easter's a-brewin' off our coast and will smack into us starting tonight - but don't worry, we're just talking rain here, not snow - although possibly 1 to 2 inches. The National Weather Service concludes:

Bullseye will pass across central and eastern areas, then will shift NE over E coastal areas Sunday morning. May see poor drainage and urban flooding in some normally prone areas.

By - 5/5/17 - 6:05 pm
Warning message about flash floods

The National Weather Service has issued a flash-flood warning for Boston and points south through 7:45 p.m. due to radar showing we're about to get blasted with one to two inches of rain in an hour:

As a result, significant urban and poor drainage flooding is expected to rapidly form.

So, you know, stay off Morrissey Boulevard and maybe put off that walk along the Muddy River.

By - 4/13/17 - 9:06 am

The latest state drought map shows just 0.15% of the state is still in drought, while 52% of the state is "normal," and the rest - including the area around the Quabbin Reservoir - is "abnormally" dry. At the peak of drought conditions last year, pretty much the entire state, save Nantucket, was considered to be in a drought, with some areas in "extreme" drought.

By - 4/4/17 - 8:41 pm
Citgo sign in the rain

Alyssa Miller says rainy nights make Boston pop.

By - 2/25/17 - 4:50 pm
Rainbow over the Massachusetts Turnpike

Erika Holmberg shows us the rainbow over the turnpike in Newton this afternoon.

She wasn't the only one to look up as the rain ended: Read more.

By - 2/4/17 - 10:27 pm

Oh, don't worry, we're not expected to get a Mega Killer Nor'easter or anything like that in the next week (just some snow and rain Tuesday into Wednesday), but unusual weather patterns in the northern hemisphere are causing angst at the local National Weather Service office.

By - 1/26/17 - 8:51 am

The newest Massachusetts drought map shows eastern Massachusetts is now in a "moderate" drought, down from the "severe" drought we were in just last week - and the "extreme" drought in September.