In the wake of the recent winter storms, the Boston area will get a break through Friday. However, there is still the potential for snow this weekend.
Storm-free weather is in store through the day on Saturday.
Motorists and pedestrians are advised to be on the lookout for areas of black ice during the evening, overnight hours and first thing in the morning. Areas made wet by prior melting can freeze, unless treated.
While extreme cold is not expected, temperatures will bring difficulties for those still without a means of heat following the most recent snow and ice storm.
Two storm systems will affect the area this weekend and will bring areas of snow to the Northeast.
A southern storm could spread snow into the Boston area during Saturday night.
Even if this storm fails to reach this far north, a storm from the Midwest will produce some snow on Sunday into Monday.
The two storms will compete with one another to avoid the blizzard scenario.
However, there is still the chance of the two storms merging nearby offshore late in the weekend, which could produce a snowstorm and moderate wind in the region.
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Travel restrictions are already in place in advance of the blizzard set to wallop the northeastern United States.
An all-out blizzard will slam the New York City area and New England Monday night through Tuesday, bringing many communities to a standstill.
Lingering midwinter cold and additional rounds of snow will add to difficulties for cleanup and those without power after the Blizzard of 2015.
For Atlantic Canada, yet another winter storm will bring widespread travel disruptions on Tuesday.
While snow will wind down by Tuesday, cold air will hang on through midweek before the return of snow comes on Thursday.
Chicago, IL (1967)
Record 23 inches for a single storm (Jan. 26th-27th), including a record 19.8 inches in 24 hours. Some parts of So. Cook County received 27 inches. Wind gusts of over 60 mph combined with temperatures in the upper 20s; drifts of 4-8 feet common with some reaching a height of 12 feet.
Michigan, Indiana Ohio (1978)
Paralyzing Midwest blizzard: 100 killed, wind gusts to 100 mph, 25-foot drifts, many roofs collapsed.
Frigid cold last half of January with the lowest temperature of minus 76 at Tanana. The high at Ambler January 26 was minus 66.