Dang…..not often you have a blizzard warning for Martha’s Vineyard and absolutely no watches/warnings for Boston or Worcester but that is what we have on tap for Saturday afternoon & night. The powerhouse storm is taking shape tonight across Carolina with heavy snow, ice and this storm is trying to head due north into New England.

Also on the weather map is an arctic beast of High Pressure. That’s huge because it essentially blocks the storms intended path (up the East Coast) and will force the storm to go underneath New England tomorrow evening-night. Even with this blocking effect, the storm is so powerful it will be able to throw enough snow into southern New England for some shoveling & plowing as well as create wind gusts over 40 mph at times.

In our Maps section, the snowfall potential is under the *Special* map. Most of the snow is still looking to happen along the South Coast & out onto the Cape/Islands while metro Boston sees around 1-3" of snow. Lighter amounts of snow along & north of Rt. 2. Those aforementioned wind gusts over 40 mph will be from the northeast & that will pile water along the South Shore at the 11pm high tide on Saturday and again at the 11am high tide on Sunday. This combined with astronomical high tides could lead to pockets of minor-moderate coastal flooding especially in Scituate & Sandwich.

A year ago this weekend began the most epic blitz of snow Boston has seen…94" in 30 days….is this storm the beginning of another snow blitz?! Nope…..looking into early next week, our temps head for the 40s with no snow in the forecast.

Pats 24-19 over the Broncos–enjoy your weekend–we track that storm for ya.

~JR

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