The entire state - except for Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket - is under a Fire Weather Watch for Tuesday:
EXTREMELY DRY AIR COMBINED WITH GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS AND LITTLE RAINFALL OVER THE LAST FEW WEEKS WILL RESULT IN CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS DURING TUESDAY.
Ongoing allegations of drug activity & prostitution result in the Mayor's office pulling out the ol' Scarlet Letter. Bring back the stockade!
Good Morning Gloucester reports.
Who's going to be the first reporter to bend down, gather up some snow, make a snowball and toss it?
Belgrade Auto on Belgrade Avenue is ready for this afternoon.
Are those snow clouds moving in over the Great Blue Hill this morning? The scene from the top of Millennium Park in West Roxbury.
Sullivan's at Castle Island re-opens this Saturday at 8:30 a.m.
Some reports, photos from today (may take a moment or two to pop up):
Just in time for snow, Boston has launched its Adopt-a-Hydrant program, in which you promise to shovel out a specific hydrant after a storm, like, say, the ones we're supposed to get tonight and Saturday.
Cambridge City Councilor Minka vanBeuzekom tweets this morning:
After light snow best time 2 see urban animal tracks - like rats. Do you have any?
Dave Ahern looked out the window of his Dorchester home to see what a thin coating of snow means. He used the hashtag #yougottabekiddin
Update, 11 p.m.: Expressway in Dorchester at a complete standstill in both directions; six cars collided on the Zakim.
Drivers unaccustomed to powder-covered roads, coupled with a lack of salt, means spinouts and crashes are beginning to pile up. A Hummer ran up into a house on Lake Street in Brighton, but did no major damage to either house or people. Police shut Everett Street in Brighton after cars started playing pinball. Boston DPW salt trucks began blasting out of their yards to treat roads around 10:45 p.m.
Ed. note: I held off on raising the French Toast Alert based on a forecast that called for everything to melt by morning as temperatures rose into the 40s. I should have known better.
Read more here from author Brad Johnson, a Boston native, who writes about climate and public policy for ThinkProgress.
Open-night skating festivities scheduled for Nov. 18 have been indefinitely postponed due to warm weather.
The Globe reports the T will run fewer trains on snow days this winter, in an effort to give crews a better chance at dealing with snow and ice when the weather outside is frightful. They even have a new Web page to let you know about winter cancellations - which will be on both subway and commuter-rail lines.