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Forecasters: On the bright side, it could be a lot colder

Boston is in the midst of the coldest air mass the region has yet seen this winter season, with this morning’s lows bottoming out at one degree below zero in the Western Massachusetts town of Leverett, the National Weather Service said.

Although temperatures in the Boston area dropped to 17 degrees, the mercury only managed to reach the single digits in other parts of the state, with a low of 2 degrees at the Fitchburg Airport and 6 degrees in Orange, said weather service meteorologist Bill Simpson.

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