There are still huge snowbanks everywhere from the Blizzard of '13, even after moderate temperatures this week, but Old Man Winter isn't done with Peabody.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning, which is in effect until Sunday at 7 p.m., for a storm passing through the area, starting Saturday night.
The local forecast had called for 1-3 inches of snow on Saturday night and another 3-5 inches on Sunday, mainly before 4 p.m, but now nearly all of that 4-8 inches appeared due to arrive Sunday.
"Snow will increase in intensity this morning with most snow falling between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Snow may fall heavily for a time through this afternoon," says the Weather Service in an update at 4:17 a.m.
Visibility won't be great either -- a quarter to a half mile at times -- as winds could gust as high as 50 mph on Sunday, blowing the snow around and producing wind chill values as low as -2 on Sunday night.
The gusty winds will continue on Presidents' Day, which will be sunny with a high near 32, but wind chill values as low as -4.
The Weather Service says strong winds will develop this morning and may even lead to "near blizzard conditions for a time." Also, the wet snow combined with the wind could lead to downed tree limbs and a few power outages.