Because, look, the sun did come out, as Derek Kouyoumjian noticed late this afternoon at Jamaica Pond.
â€” Niobium (@n1obium) April 8, 2016
Niobium shows us some of the hail that fell on Lexington around noon.
Meg spotted Fros-T waiting for the Red Line at North Quincy this morning.
Mark Smith gazed at the Arnold Arboretum from under the South Street train bridge in Roslindale at first light this morning.
Shortly before 7 p.m., the driver of a car with New York plates rolled over on Beacon Street at Carlton in Brookline, shutting both the road and the Green Line, Nick Barber reports.
MassDOT is doing the exhortations. State Police agree: It's wicked slippery out there!
Jessica Burko captured a pair of hard-working snow shovelers in Roslindale this afternoon.
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.