That snow yesterday was a nuisance–like a kid brother who won’t leave you alone. We have more nuisance type snow for today as a clipper system drops in for a visit. This storm won’t add much to our snowpack but it will usher in some wicked cold air by very late tonight & tomorrow. We’ll see patchy light snow & flurries this afternoon that will last until midnight with most towns picking up a coating-1″. Temps are actually ok today and with little to no wind a nice winter day for skiing or shoveling. Sunshine is in full force tomorrow but so is arctic air with temps only near 10° the entire day.

Onto the weekend. More snow is in the forecast and this isn’t the nuisance type—this is serious stuff once again as a nor’easter takes aim on the region. It’s actually going to be a piece of the Polar Vortex that drops in for a visit and this whirling durvish will pop a large area of snow & wind. Here are some thoughts on the weekend event:

* Light snow arrives 3-5pm Saturday with heavier snow on tap after 9-10pm.

* In terms of Valentine’s plans for Saturday evening–it will be snowing but not heavily during the early evening hours so getting to & from the restaurants is doable–just allow extra time.

* Snow continues Saturday night into midday Sunday and most towns are likely to see around a foot of snow–perhaps more at the immediate coast/North Shore & up into coastal New Hampshire.

* Strong winds are likely early Sunday Morning into the afternoon…gusting between 40-60 mph along the coast.

* Minor coastal flooding is a possibility on Sunday–especially north facing beaches/towns such as Sandwich, perhaps Scituate.

After the storm bitterly cold air lingers for Monday with a moderation in temps for Tuesday before our next snowstorm arrives next Wednesday.

Today is Truck Day for the Boston Red Sox–sure hope they can get out of the city. Sure wish I was going with them.


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