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By Katie Fehlinger

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It’s been an exhausting week of wintry weather. If you’re dreading the possibility of more snow, I come bearing hopeful news. You’ve probably heard the rumors that a massive storm looms on the horizon February 8th-9th, with the possibility of feet of snow. As of now, it’s looking like that WON’T happen.

With every recent model run, the scenario has become less likely that the Northeast will have to deal with significant snow. However, here in the Delaware Valley, we still have a good shot at picking up at least some modest accumulation both Saturday and Sunday.

In short, a duo of systems needs to merge in order for a major snowstorm to take shape. But the timing may be off. System #1 (passing us by to the south) may bring a few snow showers Saturday. System #2 (a clipper out of Canada) may not catch up. So we can still expect some light snow Sunday, but it may only end up producing 1-3″ of accumulation at most.

*Disclaimer: There’s always a possibility that things could change and that we end up with more (or less) snow. We’ve certainly seen it before. However, model guidance is generally far more reliable closer to the event so we have that on our side.

Meanwhile, we’re on YOUR side! As it all continues to evolve, the Eyewitness Weather Team will keep you in the know.

Katie