If I had a nickel for every time someone has asked me on Twitter this season, “When is the next big storm?”… I really do wish I could tell you – but I can tell you that it’s not in the foreseeable future.  It seems we just keep doing the same song and dance whenever a storm system is on the horizon, and that looks to be the case for Monday as well… I’ll explain in a bit…

BUT FIRST!  Another very cold night is ahead of us, with the interior dropping into the single digits and tweens/teens expected for Boston and SE MA.  Sunday looks like a decent way to wrap up the weekend; more sunshine than cloud cover and some locations could pop up above the freezing mark.  Ah, nice and mild, right??  It will be a great day to hit the slopes, if you fancy.  Last week was so cold that it was a great week for snow-making at many area resorts… So, have at it!  Get out and do some carving – make some turns, but be sure to send me some pictures.  I sold my snowboarding gear before I moved.  I guess I figured I’d be too busy covering crazy winter weather to enjoy days-off on the lifts.  So, I’ll just have to live vicariously through your experiences!

Okay, now to Monday.  I don’t want to downplay Monday’s weather!  It looks like it could cause some travel problems, and there’s a good chance we’ll get a workout with a little bit of shoveling (if you live in the suburbs).  All of that said though, it isn’t the massive storm I think most of us are waiting for.  This does look to be a prolonged event, which means we can expect the morning commute and the evening commute to be impacted by weather.  Temps are cold enough all over for this to start as snow, but as we’ve seen before SE MA, the Cape & Islands will likely change to a wintry mix or all rain by about midday.  Snow totals aren’t too impressive, but as I mentioned, we could still get our fill of winter weather to tide us over for a while.  I think 2-4″ are possible in the interior, 1-2″ for Metrowest, and a coating to an inch for SE MA.  Sounds familiar doesn’t it?

Tuesday is another COLD one for us, so if we’ve learned anything from the past few storms – get out and de-ice/scrape/shovel/salt on Monday… because anything wet on Monday will be ice on Tuesday.  We’ll be bundled up again with highs in the low 20s and wind chills in the single digits.

We were tracking a possible storm towards the end of the week.  It’s been on again, off again… but for now it looks off.  I think the end of the week through the weekend will feature more seasonable temperatures; highs in the mid 30s.

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