It’s time to get your shovels ready and maybe even the candles and batteries. The region is set to see its biggest snowstorm in at least two years, and snow should be starting on Friday morning.
A National Weather Service blizzard watch is in effect for Lynnfield and the surrounding area from Friday morning through Saturday. At this point, the forecast calls for accumulations of 12 to 24 inches locally. In its alert for the region, the National Weather Service refers to a "potentially historic winter storm."
The snow is expected to begin Friday morning and then gain intensity through the afternoon, with the heaviest snow expected overnight Friday into Saturday morning. Wind gusts could also reach 55 mph during the storm.
FEMA’s Ready.gov website has some information at this link on ways to prepare for winter storms.
A growing number of people have also been setting up their own emergency kits following Hurricane Sandy and other severe weather events in recent years. Ready.gov has more information here on items to have on hand for cold weather emergencies and emergency kits in general.