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Boston area could get 2 to 4 inches of snow Saturday

Better enjoy that sunshine while it lasts. The end of the week will likely bring another snowstorm potentially dropping 2 to 4 inches Saturday in the Boston area, according to the National Weather Service.

Initially, it appeared Massachusetts would see a trace of light snow, but the latest computer models are predicting the snow in Boston, with even more in the south, meteorologist Charlie Foley said, though the weather-weary need not worry too much.

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“This is not going to be any kind of a blockbuster,” Foley said. The snow is expected to begin at 3 a.m. Saturday.

Areas south of Boston have already seen accumulating snow after last weekend’s Blizzard of 2013 , with 2 to 5 inches falling across Cape Cod, South Shore, and the islands Wednesday night.

“When you get into a pattern of storms hitting a certain area, that persists,” Foley said.

Prior to Saturday’s potential snow, the Bay State will see mild weather and mostly clear skies, featuring highs in the low 40s today and the upper 40s Friday. Saturday night will herald the beginning of Arctic air, which will grip the state through next week, Foley said, with daytime highs in the upper 20s and overnight lows dropping to the teens.

Meanwhile, as efforts to clean up from last weekend’s storm continue, the next week has the hint of yet another storm, Foley said, though it is too early to know how much snow could fall.

Lauren Dezenski can be reached at lauren.dezenski@globe.com
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