The National Weather Service is now calling Friday’s potential storm “historic” as it is expected to bring between 1 and 2 feet of snow to Foxborough.
The current forecast, according to the NWS, calls for a slight chance of snow after 2 a.m. Thursday. Snow is expected to continue into Friday, mainly after 10 a.m. The storm is expected to intensify Friday night with more snow and areas of blowing snow as a result of wind gusts as high as 55 mph.
Snow will likely continue into Saturday through morning into the early evening before tapering off.
As a result of the potential storm, the NWS has issued a Blizzard Watch for Friday morning through Saturday afternoon. The Blizzard Watch is in effect for much of Eastern Massachusetts as well as Northern and Central Rhode Island.
“This includes the Boston to Providence corridor,” the NWS said in a statement.
Hazards of the storm include heavy snow with the potential for blizzard conditions. Expected accumulation is between 12 and 24 inches, according to the NWS.
The heaviest snow will occur Friday night into Saturday morning,” the NWS said. “The worst of the storm will be Friday night into Saturday morning. Snowfall rates of 2 to 3 inches per hour possible.”
Motorists are asked to stay off the roads if possible as “travel conditions may become nearly impossible with blowing and drifting snow,” the NWS says.
A Blizzard Watch means there is a potential for considerable falling and/or blowing snow with sustained winds or frequent gusts over 35 mph and visibilities below ¼ mile for at least three hours. White out conditions will be possible, making travel very dangerous, according to the NWS.
“Be prepared to alter travel plans,” the NWS said.
Early Cancellations in Foxborough
Friday’s Foxborough High School basketball games against Stoughton High School have been moved to Thursday.
Saturday’s Foxborough Democratic Caucus has been postponed to Sunday, Feb. 17 at the McGinty Room of the Foxborough Public Safety Building.
NOTE: Know of a cancellation or closing this weekend as a result of the weather? Let us know in the comments section and we will add it to the list above!