The pines are already animated by gusts of wind as the next storm approaches. Predictions of its severity vary widely, and we could get anything from one inch to six inches of snow. The upper end would bring a considerably greater risk of a power outage, so I'm hoping it will stay around an inch or two and that the rest falls as rain.
There could be rain or snow every day for most of this week, but a sunny weekend should clear out any accumulated snow, if the rain doesn't wash it away first. But it's very annoying that winter waited so long to arrive. The peach tree was looking so nice with its dozens of blossoms, and now they will all be destroyed.