White Stuff on Green Street

The snow is coming down hard in Jamaica Plain as of 6 p.m., but the MBTA is running, and a T worker is doing his part to keep the sidewalk clear around the Green Street station. Forecasters say that Boston could get 2 to 4 inches in this storm.

Sidewalk shoveling, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015.

Wintry Mix on Sidewalks Will Turn to Ice

Many residents might have counted on this afternoon's rain to wash away the snow. But with freezing rain having already begun and expected to last until at least midnight, unshoveled sidewalks are going to be treacherous. The National Weather Service has issued a series of weather advisories for JP, including a freezing rain advisory. Up to a tenth of an inch of ice is expected to accumulate by dawn. The city requires property owners to keep the sidewalks in front of their personal or commercial properties clear of snow and ice.


How ‘Bout That Sunset, JP?

Last night's sunset was a fiery one, blanketing the sky over JP (and much of the Boston area) in brilliant shades of orange and coral. Did you catch Mother Nature's show in JP last night? Tag @02130News on Twitter and we'll share some of our favorite pics.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh

Mayor Issues Heat Advisory

The National Weather Service expects temperatures to reach the mid-90s or higher on Tuesday afternoon. The high temps, which could break records, are expected to last through Wednesday. According to federal records, Boston hit 95 on Sept. 8, 1872 and 91 on Sept. 9, 1971.

Tweet from JP's Shamus Moynihan

Hailstorm Batters Jamaica Plain

A brief but intense hailstorm hit the neighborhood on Tuesday afternoon. Reports came in from all over the neighborhood about trees down, driving rain and large chunks of hail. The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning through 4:45 p.m. Tuesday about this particular storm. A severe weather watch remains in place through 8 p.m.

The storm felled this tree on Prince Street:

Tree down 71 prince st. Jamaica plain @02130News pic.twitter.com/y3myERkaIF— Judith (@jgo13) August 4, 2015

The weather cliche about "golf ball-sized hail" came true:

Hyde Square Hail @02130News @universalhub @JP_02130 pic.twitter.com/vKPt2JUYIW— Shamus Moynihan (@ShamusJP) August 4, 2015

And another view of hail, showing its relative size:

Holy hail storm out of nowhere here in #Boston #hail #crazyweather @02130News pic.twitter.com/y727MNGHKU— Shannon (@shannonlduncan) August 4, 2015

Some residents managed to get video of the hail as it struck, like Julia Becker Collins:

Happening NOW in #JamaicaPlain - HUGE hail, rain, lighting, thunder.