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UPDATED: Winter Storm Warning in Effect; Snow Could Fall for 24+ Hours

The National Weather Service warning is from Thursday at 4 a.m. until Friday at 10 a.m.

Weather forecast from our media partner WHDH-TV. Credit: WHDH-TV
Weather forecast from our media partner WHDH-TV. Credit: WHDH-TV
Originally posted at 3:54 p.m. Jan. 1. Updated.

The National Weather Service has upgraded the winter storm watch to a winter storm warning.

The affected area includes Framingham and MetroWest.

The warning is from Thursday at 4 a.m. until Friday at 10 a.m.

Predicted snow accumulations have increased to 8 to 14 inches.

A winter storm warning is issued when an average of 6 or more inches of snow is expected in a 12-hour period, or 8 or more inches in a 24-hour period.

Numerous schools in Massachusetts have already canceled school for tomorrow and Friday.

As of 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Framingham Public School students should expect to head back to class on Thursday. (St. Bridget and marian High students are not expected to return until Jan. 6.)

Framingham had originally voted for a 2-week holiday break with students not returning until Jan. 6, but a second vote changed the holiday break with students returning on Jan. 2.

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Susan Petroni (Editor) January 01, 2014 at 11:01 PM
I spoke to Dr. Gotgart - There will be school on Thursday. Friday's decision has yet to be made.

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