WESTFORD — A winter storm warning has been issued ahead of a weather system that could drop up to 11 inches of snow in Massachusetts throughout Friday evening and into Saturday.
The storm warning for parts of Middlesex County, including Westford, is in effect from 7 p.m. on Friday through 7 p.m. on Saturday. A winter weather advisory is in effect for parts of Bristol, Norfolk and Suffolk counties.
The highest snowfall totals, between six and 10 inches, will impact higher elevations and areas north of Route 2. Areas in central Massachusetts can expect three to six inches, while coastal areas and southern Massachusetts could see a wintry mix with up to three inches.
Snow accumulation will begin around 9 p.m. on Friday through 9 a.m. on Saturday. Lingering snow is possible throughout Saturday afternoon and evening.
The National Weather Service notes travel will be difficult Friday night through Saturday.
“If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency,” the NWS wrote in a statement.
Wind gusts of 40 to 50 mph are possible. Tree limbs could be blown down, resulting in power outages.
Snow total changes are possible as the system approaches Massachusetts.