Live updates on Thursday’s snowstorm

Follow the latest reports on Thursday's snowstorm in Boston, Massachusetts, and New England below.

Click here for the latest reports as Boston, Massachusetts, and New England dig out after Thursday’s snowstorm.

Update 8:12 p.m.:

The National Weather Service in Massachusetts has posted a quick look at the temperature trend over the next five days in Boston, Nantucket, Worcester, Springfield, Providence (Rhode Island), and Hartford (Connecticut).

“Looking at widespread lows Sunday morning well below zero for much of [southern] New England, some areas 10 to 20 degrees below zero,” the service said in an accompanying tweet.

This evening, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker held a press conference, which you can watch here. The governor tweeted out some of his main points:

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The MBTA’s subway, bus, and commuter rail service is all expected to run on a weekday schedule Friday, but there won’t be ferry service. Check out the MBTA’s “Winter Weather” page for the latest info.

Update 5:26 p.m.:

The National Weather Service in Massachusetts posted a map at about 4:30 p.m. of precipitation ending times. Below the map are more updates from the service, including an updated map of observed snowfall totals.

Update 4:35 p.m.:

Here is some of our storm coverage in addition to the updates below:

Update 4:23 p.m.:

The National Weather Service in Massachusetts has posted maps showing the observed snowfall totals and maximum wind gusts as of about 3 p.m.

Update 4:10 p.m.:

All Market Basket locations will close at 4:30 p.m., the company said on Twitter.

Update 3:24 p.m.:

The MBTA said on Twitter that a car was struck by a train in Bridgewater. No injuries were reported.

Elsewhere on the T, regular commuter rail service resumed at South Station with “residual delays” from an earlier signal issue, and MBTA Transit Police shared a video of flooding at Aquarium Station.

Update 3:15 p.m.:

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced at a press conference this afternoon that Boston Public Schools will be closed Friday.

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Update 2:56 p.m.:

The National Weather Service in Massachusetts shared its “latest thinking” on the storm at 2:43 p.m. on Twitter.

Update 2:26 p.m.:

Quincy police said on Facebook they’ve rescued about 20 people from vehicles stuck in flood waters.

Update 2:12 p.m.:

The Boston Fire Department said on Twitter firefighters rescued a man trapped in his car by rising waters in Neponset Circle. Both the fire department and Boston police used the incident to again remind residents to stay off the roads.

Update 2:05 p.m.:

At 1:23 p.m., the MBTA Commuter Rail tweeted, “All trains are currently experiencing significant delays into and out of South Station due to an Amtrak signal issue.” Follow @MBTA_CR for the latest updates.

Update 1:55 p.m.:

Duxbury fire’s public information officer, Capt. Rob Reardon, said on Twitter the department is responding to “numerous emergencies,” including “several water rescues.”

Update 1:41 p.m.:

The National Weather Service said on Twitter Boston appeared to be near its record high water level.

Update 1:29 p.m.:

Massachusetts State Police have been tweeting images of the flooding in Boston’s Seaport.

Update 1:20 p.m.:

The National Weather Service in Massachusetts said on Twitter it’s getting “inundated” with reports of coastal flooding all along the eastern coast of Massachusetts.

“Some of the worst in recent history being observed in ,” the service said.

Update 1:13 p.m.:

If you need to take the T today, the MBTA is posting service updates on Twitter, @MBTA.

Update 12:52 p.m.:

The National Weather Service in Massachusetts said on Twitter, “ tide observation on its way to being the HIGHEST EVER RECORDED since 1921.”

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Update 12:37 p.m.:

The National Weather Service in Massachusetts posted maps at about noon showing how much snow had already fallen and observed maximum wind gusts.

“It’s not perfect as we’re missing observations from particular areas and surrounding offices, but here’s a rough sketch of observed snowfall and maximum wind gusts,” the service said in an accompanying tweet.

Update 12:16 p.m.:

The National Weather Service in Massachusetts has posted a map of when the precipitation is expected to end.

“Looking at snow impacts ending this afternoon into evening,” the service said in an accompanying tweet. “Concern shifts towards cold air surging into the region, potential impacts especially for those who might have lost power; WIND CHILL WATCH in effect beginning Friday evening.”

Update 12:06 p.m.:

The National Weather Service in Massachusetts provided a noon update on Twitter, which included an updated “expected snowfall” map.

Update 12:02 p.m.:

More photos from Boston Globe photographers out covering the storm have come in. We’ve also published a few more stories on the storm since this morning:

A Green Line trolley heads outbound on Beacon Street in Brookline. —Lane Turner / The Boston Globe
Snow settles on the Irish Famine Memorial in Boston. —Lane Turner / The Boston Globe
Gloucester fisherman Shawn Grasso walked down to Rose Marine to check on the lines of his boat, the Explorer IV, after coming in this morning from fishing. —Jessica Rinaldi / The Boston Globe
A small dog peers out at the snow in Gloucester. —Jessica Rinaldi / The Boston Globe

Update 11:36 a.m.:

The National Weather Service in Massachusetts said on Twitter it does not “recommend any travel at this time.”

“Stay off the roads,” the service said at 11:28 a.m. “Keep away from the coastlines as the coastal flooding risk increases.”

Update 11:30 a.m.:

These were the conditions at Spy Pond in Arlington at about 11 a.m.:

Update 11:23 a.m.:

Tonight’s Bruins game against the Florida Panthers has been postponed. The game had been scheduled for 7 p.m. at TD Garden. The date and time of the rescheduled game will be announced at a later date.

Update 10:35 a.m.:

Here’s what today’s storm looks like from space:

Update 10:32 a.m.:

The state Department of Transportation said on Twitter a few roads have been closed due to flooding. Follow @MassDOT for the latest updates.

Update 10:26 a.m.:

The National Weather Service in Massachusetts said on Twitter it’s been getting reports of thundersnow and blizzard conditions in southern New England.

Update 9:55 a.m.:

The National Weather Service in Massachusetts has once again expanded its blizzard warning. It also posted a “snapshot” of the winter weather conditions in Boston.

Update 9:52 a.m.:

This morning, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker urged residents to stay off the roads today.

“We are urging the public to stay off the roads,” he said on Twitter. “If you need to go out, please use public transit where possible.”

Update 9:29 a.m.:

A few photos have come in from Boston Globe photographers covering the storm:

A Green Line trolley on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston. —Keith Bedford / The Boston Globe
A small skiff in Scituate Harbor. —Jonathan Wiggs / The Boston Globe
Cherita Cloy and her son, Charles, walk through the snow on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston. —Keith Bedford / The Boston Globe

Update 9:10 a.m.:

The National Weather Service in Massachusetts said on Twitter the “storm is ramping up big time.”

“Conditions deteriorating with moderate to heavy snow banding and embedded ,” the service said at 9:02 a.m. “This storm is intense! Expect the unexpected.”

The service also expanded its blizzard warning and said a 75 mph wind gust has been reported in Wellfleet.

Update 9:01 a.m.:

Here’s a look at local closings, including the Museum of Fine Arts and Boston Public Market.

Update 8:36 a.m.:

Amtrak Northeast is operating on modified schedules today.

Update 8:32 a.m.:

Meteorologist David Epstein’s complete storm forecast can be viewed here. In addition, here are seven maps from local meteorologists predicting today’s snowfall in Massachusetts.

Update 8:26 a.m.:

The MBTA Commuter Rail has been posting about delays on Twitter this morning. Follow @MBTA_CR for the latest info.

Update 8:22 a.m.:

The speed limit on the Mass. Pike has been reduced to 40 mph, according to the state Department of Transportation.

Update 7:48 a.m.:

In case you missed some of our coverage leading up to the storm, here are a handful of links from earlier this week:

Update 7:24 a.m.:

The MBTA has a “Winter Weather” page with updates and information. Subway and bus service is expected to operate on a regular weekday schedule today, while the commuter rail will be operating on a reduced schedule.

Update 7:20 a.m.:

Reminder: Boston’s snow emergency and parking ban went into effect at 7 a.m. this morning.

Update 7:15 a.m.:

The National Weather Service in Massachusetts posted an updated “expected snowfall” map on Twitter this morning, as well as updated information about the expected wind and coastal flooding from the storm.

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