(NECN) - The City of Boston says all Boston schools will operate on normal schedules Thursday as the National Weather Service issues a Winter Weather Advisory from 7 a.m. Thursday through 7 a.m. Friday.
City officials say Boston will likely see 2-4 inches of snow before noon, and precipitation is expected to change to rain after 12 p.m.; however, as temps drop during the evening and overnight, Boston will likely get an addition 2-3 inches of snow.
Officials also say wind gusts may reach up to 50 mph, which, combined with rain and wet, heavy snow, some residents may experience downed tree and power lines, resulting in power outages.
Mayor Marty Walsh says his team is monitoring the storm and will provide updates throughout.
Roads will be pre-treated starting at 5 a.m. Thursday, and crews will have more than 300 pieces of equipment for the morning commute. Emergency crews will have additional staff throughout the storm.
City officials say residents are encouraged to shovel out hydrants and catch basins near their property to help clean up and protect against flooding.
Officials also say the Mayor's 24-hour hotline will have additional staff to help residents with weather-related concerns and questions. That hotline number is (617) 635-4500.