Note: This story was updated mid-day Thursday.
A doozy of a winter storm could impact your weekend traveling or shopping plans.
A large storm system headed our way is bringing a "long duration snow storm," according to the National Weather Service Burlington office. Snowfall begins Thursday night and is expected to last through Saturday afternoon.
Winter storm warnings have been issued across all of Vermont for the duration, and many towns are predicted to receive 6 inches to 1 foot of snow. Mountains could receive 14 inches.
Snowfall predictions across Vermont
Here are the snow totals the National Weather Service was predicting at different elevations across Vermont as of Thursday morning:
Brookfield at 1,600 feet: 9 to 14 inches
Bradford at 475 feet: 6 to 10 inches
Burlington at 200 feet: 6 to 11 inches
Derby at 980 feet: 4 to 10 inches
Lyndonville at 850 feet: 5 to 10 inches
Montpelier at 500 feet: 7 to 12 inches
Orleans at 780 feet: 5 to 10 inches
Royalton at 500 feet: 9 to 14 inches
Sheffield Heights at 1,800 feet: 6 to 11 inches
St. Albans at 200 feet: 5 to 11 inches
St. Johnsbury at 750 feet: 5 to 9 inches
Waterbury at 420 feet: 8 to 13 inches
Weathersfield at 610 feet: 8 to 12 inches
White River Junction at 450 feet: 8 to 12 inches
This weekend is a big travel weekend, Duell said, so air travelers and motorists may want to stay up to date on the weather forecast. Friday morning and Saturday morning could see delays or other weather impacts.
Duell said coastal nor'easters often impact travel on the I-95 corridor around New York City, Boston and through southern New England. Air travelers flying to or through those areas may want to be aware of the possible effects.
For state road conditions you can check https://newengland511.org/.
Temperatures should stay seasonable in the 30s, so the main concern is precipitation. So, have those snow boots handy and be prepared to be flexible if traveling . For those hoping for a white Christmas, this storm could make conditions more favorable for having snow on the ground come Dec. 25.
The Department of Public Safety said the snow is expected to be heavy and could weigh down trees and powerlines, leading to power outages. The division says to make a plan for where to go or what to do if your power goes out. You can call Vermont 211 to find a warming center or shelter. If you are using a house generator, the department said to make sure to keep it out of the house or garage to ensure fumes don't make it into the home's breathing air.
You can sign up for emergency alerts for weather, road and other emergency information from Vermont Alert to be emailed or texted to you by visiting http://www.vtalert.gov.
Here are other places to find information about staying safe during storms.
Vermont Emergency Management: https://www.facebook.com/vermontemergencymanagement/ and https://twitter.com/vemvt
This article originally appeared on Burlington Free Press: Winter storm Vermont: Possible nor'easter predictions, snow totals