Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is preparing to deliver a belated State of the Commonwealth address.
Patrick initially planned to give the speech last week, but had to postpone it under the threat of a winter storm.
Patrick plans to give the speech Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
It will become something of a political warm-up. President Barack Obama is scheduled to deliver his State of the Union address at 9 p.m. Tuesday.
The decision to delay the speech robbed it of some of its suspense.