BOSTON – A Winter Storm watch has been upgraded to a warning for Framingham and MetroWest.
A Winter Storm warning is in effect today from 2 p.m. until Saturday, April 1 at 2 p.m.
The National Weather Service in Taunton says a mix of snow, sleet, and ice is forecasted for MetroWest.
The National Weather Service is forceasting 4 to 8 inches of snow for MetroWest, including Framingham.
However, most of the television metereologists are forecasting just 2-4 inches of snow for MetroWest with a coating of ice.
Framingham Interim Superintendent of Schools Ed Gotgart said Thursday night there will be school in Framingham today, March 31. He said he did not anticipate an early release for schools on Friday, March 31.
A light mix of snow and sleet overspread late this morning, March 31.
The precipitation then gets heavier late this afternoon and evening.
Overnight a mix of occasional heavy snow and sleet are likely, followed by a change to all snow tomorrow morning.
The heavy snow will make many roads impassable and may produce widespread power outages due to the weight of the snow on tree limbs and power lines.
The snow may struggle to accumulate on roadways at first, but will pick up in intensity late.
A Winter Storm Warning is issued when an average snowfall of 6 inches or more is expected within a 12 hour period, or for 8 inches or more in a 24 hour period. Travel will be slow at best on well treated surfaces, and quite difficult on untreated surfaces.
Only travel in an emergency. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.