We've cranked French Toast Alert level to Red/Severe - and it doesn't get any higher than that - because of the latest National Weather Service forecast for Tuesday, which calls for 12 to 18 inches in the Boston area (but possibly higher north of the city along the coast) and high expected wind speeds, which could combine to give us a classic nor'easter blizzard.
So how are your supplies of milk, bread and eggs?
Salt spreader just flipped over making turn from Charles Street on to Park Plaza - by the Four Seasons. Fire and EMTs on scene.
Edit: Updated to include a close-up photo that a co-worker took from a different vantage point.
Eileen Murphy watched a salt truck go down a South Boston street during one of two snow squalls last night.
The National Weather Service is looking at temps near 70 by Wednesday, which the forecasters note is "well above normal." Also, the balmy temps could be accompanied by lots and lots of rain, possibly in the form of thunderstorms.
Then, of course, since this is New England, we could get some snow over the weekend, possibly in the form of two fast-moving "clipper" storms.
The National Weather Service reports a tornado touched down near Conway, on the west side of the Connecticut River, during yesterday's storms.
The maximum estimated speed was 110 MPH, however most of the damage is estimated to have occurred with 80 to 100 MPH winds. Most of the damage occurred in Conway, MA with a brief touchdown in Goshen, MA in Hampshire county.
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.
The new bleacher-style platform atop the Franklin Street entrance to the Downtown Crossing T stop is coming in handy on a day like today, as Walk Boston noticed.
Dimas shows us that difference in these two photos taken on Boston Common.
Meanwhile, over in South Boston, Sullivan's opens today, a couple days earlier than planned, because of the warm weather.
NBC Boston reports Mayor Walsh claims the city writes itself tickets when confronted with unshoveled sidewalks along parks and other city parcels, but that still isn't getting the snow shoveled.
The Globe reports on a tinkerer at an MBTA machine shop who figured out how to put rail wheels on a snowblower and dramatically improve snow fighting on T tracks.
This will probably be the most divisive video I post this week. If you're already a fan of Weather is Happening, you'll appreciate this video. But if you've never heard of the Weather Man before, you'll probably get about a minute into it (if that long) and wonder about my sanity in posting it (and then try to post something about how I'm losing it and how you remember when UHub was good, Adam).
A newcomer to Boston, unfamiliar with our quaint ways, found this note on her car after parking in a space designated for visitors in South Boston on Monday.
In East Boston, though, they dispense with the pleasantries and just slash the tires right away.
Arlington Police report a woman out for a walk with her young son was hit in the head by a falling tree limb at Bellevue and Morton roads shortly after 3 p.m.
The woman, 29, was taken to a local hospital and is expected to survive, police say, adding her son, 3, was not injured. The tree also took down a transformer and power lines. Read more.
A roving UHub photographer was kind of astounded, and a bit alarmed, at the size of the icicles hanging off on building in Hancock Village on the West Roxbury/Brookline line.