One of the strongest winter storms seen in Melrose in years was expected to continue through Saturday morning, according to the National Weather Service.
A blizzard warning issued by the weather service at 10:47 p.m. Friday was set to remain in effect until 1 p.m. Saturday.
The blizzard warning said the Melrose area should expect the "strongest winds and heaviest snow through Saturday morning."
Projected snowfall totals for the storm remained steady at 18 to 24 inches, and the National Weather Service was expecting winds of 25 to 35 miles per hour, with gusts up to 80 miles per hour.
At 11:45 p.m. Friday, a WHDH broadcast said the storm was officially classified as a blizzard.
Make sure to visit Melrose Patch's Storm Center page for updates throughout the blizzard.