For those of you dreaming of a white Christmas, this forecast is what you've been waiting for.
For those of you dreading driving through days of snow, possible school closings, shoveling the sidewalk and steps and the madness of traveling in stormy cold conditions, welcome to a return of winter in New England.
An active weather pattern is expected to begin Sunday night and continue through the middle of next week. The NWS is currently predicting a 50 percent chance of rain and snow Monday night and Tuesday with significant amounts if temperatures remain cold enough.
Timing of the storm is still uncertain, as is the type of precipitation and any potential hazards.