The BAC Library shows us the view down Newbury Street this morning.
Matthew M shows us this downed tree on W. Canton Street in the South End - kind of amazing how it fell right between two parked cars, reducing the damage it caused.
No word yet if Jim Cantore is getting ready to fly back up to Plymouth to repeat his legendary thundersnow reporting from last year, but the National Weather Service is out with a very special weather statement for the weekend:
LATE SATURDAY AND SUNDAY MORNING...A PERIOD OF SNOW IS LIKELY AND MAY BE HEAVY FOR A TIME ALONG WITH THE RISK OF THUNDERSNOW. WHILE A MAJOR SNOWSTORM IS NOT EXPECTED A FEW INCHES OF SNOWFALL IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME MAY OCCUR AND IMPACT TRAVEL CONDITIONS.
And, yes, we could get "A PLOWABLE SNOWFALL" on Monday as well.
It's the third BPS snow day of the year, and, yes, it's time for Tory Bullock's third snow-day video: Read more.
From Hyde Park to Charlestown, kids break out in grins; parents groan.
Officials say it's not the amount of snow, but the timing:
An important factor in this decision is the timing of the snowstorm, with several inches of snow expected to fall during the morning commute. Because safety is the top priority of Boston Public Schools, Mayor Walsh and Superintendent Chang made the decision to close school on Monday.
Boston's community centers will be open 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Bad news, BPS administrative workers: You still have to go in.
Chistopher the roaming UHub photographer spotted these space savers at the ready at Armington and Islington streets in Allston this afternoon.
We go to sleep Saturday night after disappointing the kidlet with the news there might not be any snow at all and wake up Sunday morning to find, oh, we've got ourselves a winter-storm warning, the computer models have changed again and now we could get up to 7 inches of snow. And heavy, wet snow, the kind that sticks to power lines and tree limbs and makes the electricity go off. Gah! So get that snow shovel out of the shed and rush out to your nearest food mart to get all the essentials.
JB Parrett watched as a Green Line train raced across the Lechmere Viaduct just before yesterday's front rumbled through.
Neil was among those who enjoyed the rainbow (or in some cases, rainbows) after the rain squall that moved through around 4:45 p.m. - heralding the polar front that sets us up for Sunday's nor'easter. He had a front-row seat overlooking the Boston Fish Pier and the harbor.
More photos of the squall and the rainbow action, with bonus hail video from the Back Bay (and now with photos from the second rainbow round around 6:30 p.m.):
UPDATE: Ayup, we're getting snow from this "significant" storm; seems the only question now is how much.
The National Weather Service says it's still too early to give a good estimate on snowfall totals or whether the whole thing just turns to rain, but they're mentioning the dreaded 40/70 benchmark, inside of which every good nor'easter barges into us, and Channel 4 is talking about heavy, wet snow, so we really had little choice but to raise French Toast Alert to Elevated.
Jan spotted a rainbow shortly before 5 p.m. from the 49th floor of the Hancock building.
Brian D'Amico reports bursts of wind shortly before 5 p.m. helped capsize a number of sailboats near the Mass. Ave. Bridge. All the dunked people were fished out of the river by first responders.