As clouds blanket NYC ahead of a coating of about less than an inch of snow tonight, the threat of a "potential nor'easter" has reared its head to possibly ruin your weekend, according to the National Weather Service.
The NWS issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook statement for much of the area reading in part, "A POTENTIAL NOR`EASTER SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT COULD RESULT IN SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS ACROSS THE REGION IN EXCESS OF 6 INCHES."
NWS forecasters, however, note they're not sure what will actually happen but yelled at everyone with ALL CAPS nonetheless: "THERE IS UNCERTAINTY AND THE PRECIPITATION IN TERMS OF AMOUNT AND TYPE WILL BE HIGHLY DEPENDENT ON THE STRENGTH AND EXACT TRACK OF THE LOW."
Six inches... or maybe much less. The NWS doesn't know yet, but perhaps it may be wise to set up some warm, indoor plans with Netflix, booze, and maybe one of those hilarious Stretch Armstrong dolls. In any case, "potential nor'easter" responsibly.
Tony Merevick is Cities News Editor at Thrillist. He kind of wants to finally see some snow around here, but will almost certainly complain when it gets bad. Follow him on Twitter @tonymerevick.