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Mass. sees snow and rain on Wednesday afternoon

Flurries during the afternoon turned to rain in Boston, and scattered showers are forecast to continue overnight. Highs today were forecast to crest near 39 degrees. Temperatures were expected to fall into the low 30s overnight.

Motorists should look out this afternoon for a period of freezing rain that may begin falling along the rain-snow line, forecasters said.

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Thursday will be the driest weekday yet, with sunny skies and highs climbing into the mid-40s. Some clouds will arrive overnight as lows drop to 34 degrees.

“Unfortunately it looks like more rain on Friday,” Simpson said. Scattered showers should begin as early as 4 a.m. and continue through late afternoon. Temperatures will rise to a very spring-like 50 degrees in the afternoon, with mostly cloudy skies and wind gusts as fast as 23 miles per hour.

Those showers should peter out by 9 p.m. as temperatures sink to 32 degrees.

This weekend should stay cool and dry, with mostly sunny skies and highs climbing to 48 degrees Saturday. Some clouds will roll in during the afternoon as lows drop to 32 degrees.

Sunday should also see some sun, with highs at a slightly cooler 42 degrees. Partly cloudy skies will prevail overnight as temperatures sink into the chilly mid-20s.

“We’ll switch air masses and get cold into next week,” Simpson said. “There’s nothing on the horizon now, but it wouldn’t surprise me if we see some precipitation — but let’s enjoy the weekend first.”

Catalina Gaitan can be reached at catalina.gaitan@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter at @catalina_gaitan.
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