While temperatures soar into the 40s and even close to 50 on Tuesday, we're still watching a storm passing just offshore on Friday.
There's actually two bundles of energy to watch. One will be moving in from the west late Thursday, and the other will be a more organized system just off the New England coast.
Right now it appears as though those two batches of energy will remain separate. That means we're still likely to have some light snow showers late Thursday into Friday from the system moving in from the west, but we're unlikely to feel the effects of the stronger storm offshore.
Of course we're still several days away, and we'll watch the situation carefully. If the storm offshore were to back just a bit farther to the west, the coast would be in play for more meaningful snow. The odds of that are only about 20% as of Tuesday.
Speaking of snow, it's worth noting that it was on this date last year that Southern New England's amazing snow blitz began with the first blizzard of the season.