Blizzard Watch Issued for Wilmington and Surrounding Area

It's going to snow this weekend, but how much will we get?

Update Wednesday at 10 p.m.: As of Wednesday afternoon, the National Weather Service issued a Blizzard Watch for Middlesex County and much of Massachusetts from Friday morning through Saturday afternoon. 

According to NWS, much the state will be impacted by heavy snow with accumulation of 12 to 24 inches with the potential for blizzard conditions.

The NWS previously forecast 14 to 18 inches in the Wilmington area.

Original Story: The state and national news networks all agree on one thing, there is a storm coming to town for Friday and Saturday.

What they don't agree on is how much snowfall you're going to see. As midweek, estimates ranged from 3 inches to nearly 2 feet in Wilmington and surrounding towns.

A weather service snowfall total forecast map released late this morning shows 14 to 18 inches falling in the Boston area.

"A major winter storm will bring the potential for a foot or more of snow across much of the region Friday into early Saturday," said the winter storm warning from the National Weather Service. 

WHDH meteorologist Pete Bouchard reported on Tuesday afternoon that the storm could end up being the largest New England has seen since December 2010.

"Remember, because the storm is still several days out the details of the forecast are subject to uncertainty," Bouchard wrote.

The Weather Channel said the storm will likely peak Friday night around 10 p.m. They are focusing on two very different possibilities, one that could dump nearly 2 feet in the Boston area, the other showing less than 3 inches.

Fox25 is keeping their estimate in the middle. "The heaviest snow band could produce over a foot of snow here.”

ABC affiliate WCVB is updating their website as the storm gets closer. The newest information they have in their website is showing more than one foot of snow across the area by the time Saturday arrives.

Do you want the two feet across the area or are you hoping for another miss? Tell us in the comments.


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