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Today's Weather: Overnight Precipitation Makes For Slick Travel This Morning

It's a sloppy morning across the region, with a mixed bag of precipitation. Where you are and when you read this will determine what type of precipitation is falling, but the trend will be for everything to change over to rain during the morning, as temperatures warm toward and above freezing.

Although most of the precipitation will be very light after the middle of the morning, there could still be some icing over northern Worcester County and through the western part of the state.

Rain is likely to return after a lull later today and continue into Friday. (Courtesy Tropical Tidbits)
Rain is likely to return after a lull later today and continue into Friday. (Courtesy Tropical Tidbits)

This isn't the end of the precipitation, as we will see more rain moving in later. The second wave will be caused by low pressure moving up from the south. If the rain redevelops this evening, it could become heavy and steady overnight. I expect the rain to last throughout much of the day tomorrow, coming to an end later in the afternoon.

As this weather system moves into northern New England, enough cold air may wrap in to produce a little bit of snow at the very end, especially north and west of Route 495 — and definitely across ski country.

It will turn colder this weekend, with temperatures staying in the 30s both Saturday and Sunday.

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Thursday: Snow, sleet and rain. Some light accumulation or a coating, but up to 2 inches at most along the New Hampshire border. Highs near 40.

Friday: Rain likely, may change to snow before ending. Highs 35-42, cooling off at the end of the day.

Saturday: Mainly sunny. Highs near 30.

Sunday: Partial sunshine. Highs near 40.

Monday: Clouds, may shower. Highs in the mid-40s.

Tuesday: Still somewhat unsettled, but mild for February. Highs 42-46.

David Epstein Twitter Meteorologist
David Epstein is WBUR's meteorologist.


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