BRAINTREE, MASS. (WHDH) - The rush is on to stock up ahead of Saturday’s winter wallop.

Bay Staters scrambled to fill their shopping carts at grocery stores across the state on Thursday and Friday ahead of a nor’easter that is expected to dump two feet or more of snow in some areas on Saturday.

“I have plenty of food at home but I’m going back in to get more snacks. A few extra and I’m all set,” a shopper heading into Shaw’s in Braintree told 7NEWS.

Total snow accumulations of 18 to 24 inches are possible in Boston, the MetroWest, the Merrimack Valley, the North Shore, the South Shore, the South Coast, and on parts of Cape Cod. Some areas could see isolated pockets of 30 inches of snow.

With less than 12 hours before the storm is expected to start, the grocery store and gas station blitz is on so everyone can hunker down when things get messy.

“I ain’t stressing, it’s just snow. I mean born and raised here in Boston,” another shopper said. “I’ve been here 29 years, this ain’t my first rodeo.”

The storm is expected to move in late Friday night and linger into Saturday evening.

Visit the 7Weather page for the latest storm updates.

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