Historic snowfall will not abate

The greater Boston area has experienced record-setting snow over the past three weeks, and snowfall will continue at least through the weekend.

The 2015 winter has seen Boston’s snowiest 14-day and 30-day periods on record. Since Jan. 24, over 70 inches (180 cm) of snow have been recorded at Logan Airport. Nearly all of it is still on the ground. The storms of Jan. 27 and Feb. 9 yielded the sixth and seventh greatest snowfall totals in Boston’s recorded history, with accumulations of 24.6 and 23.8 inches, respectively. It has snowed every day since Feb. 5, and it will likely continue to snow every day through Feb. 15, which would set a new record for the number of consecutive days with snowfall.

Light snow will fall across eastern Massachusetts this afternoon into tonight, as a low pressure system develops off the coast of New England. While only light accumulations are expected from this storm, it will set the stage for a potentially bigger storm on Saturday night and Sunday. There is still much uncertainty in the forecast regarding the latter storm, but models have been trending in the direction of moderate to heavy snow and very high winds in the Boston area.

Very cold temperatures near or below 0°F (-18°C) are expected on Friday night and again on Sunday night after the passage of the second storm. Things will remain clear and cold for Presidents’ Day before yet another storm arrives on Tuesday or Wednesday.