Described as a "potentially historic" winter storm, upwards of two feet of snow is expected to fall starting Friday as a mass of winter weather is heading our way.
The National Weather Service has a Blizzard Watch in effect for the region, forecasting 1- to 2-feet of snow starting Friday morning through Saturday afternoon.
Due to the impending storm, Waste Management will start Friday trash pickups an hour earlier. Be sure to have your bins out by 5:30 a.m. The hauler usually begins picking up trash and recycling at 6:30 a.m.
The entire Boston to Providence corridor will be affected with most of the snow slightly inland, concentrated in northern and central Rhode Island.
That means Cranston could be at the epicenter of the storm and get the highest snowfall totals — but things could change as the storm evolves on its journey towards the Northeast.
The storm will also bring wind. Gusts are expected to approach 40 mph.
Stay tuned the the Patch for updates during the storm including cancellations and alerts from city officials.