What began as a blizzard watch for the Wilmington area has now been upgraded to a blizzard warning.
The National Weather Service issued the warning for the majority of Eastern Massachusetts Thursday afternoon, as it anticipates about 2 feet of snow to descend upon the area Friday into Saturday.
"White out conditions are anticipated as roads become snow-covered by the Friday evening commute," the warning states. "Strong north-northeast winds are anticipated with gusts up to around 60 miles per hour, resulting in blowing and drifting of snow. Damage to trees and structures along with scattered power outages are anticipated."
Residents can expect the potential of snow falling at 3-to-4 inches per hour and wind gusts of more than 20 miles per hour.
Department of Public Works assistant superintendent Jamie Magaldi said it's difficult to predict how much snow the town will get. But he did say workers will be ready for whatever Mother Nature throws at them.
"We can’t control how much snow falls," said Magaldi. "But we will deal with it as fast as we possibly can and get town back to running condition. We just ask for patience from residents."
Stay tuned for updates with the Wilmington Patch Storm Center.