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Snow showers, then rain today

A mix of rain and snow will disturb the region for a short time today, but no extreme weather is expected. Conditions will become cold on Friday before milder conditions move in for the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

“We should be at 36 degrees by 1 p.m., so rain will come around then,” said William Babcock, weather service meteorologist. “We could see maybe a half inch around Boston of snow; north of Route 2 and west of 495 we could see an inch or two through this evening.”

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Scattered snow showers are likely through New England this morning, including in Boston, until about 2 p.m. Snow will transition into rain through the day, virtually erasing any flakes that accumulate. Skies will be cloudy through the day, with temperatures settling in the mid-30s. A light south wind will only gust around 9 miles per hour, and shouldn’t add much of a bite to the day. Conditions will clear overnight and temperatures will fall into the mid-20s, according to the weather service.

“It will be pretty seasonable Friday, but will become above seasonable over the weekend,” Babcock said.

High pressure will build into the region Friday, with temperatures near 35. Skies will be mostly sunny and a west wind will gust up to 22 miles per hour. Clouds will enter the region overnight and temperatures will fall into the 20s. A west wind will gust near 10 miles per hour.

Saturday will be partly sunny, with a high near 42. Conditions will remain dry through the day and a southwest wind will gust near 13 miles per hour, according to the weather service. Clouds will enter the region overnight and temperatures will moderate to around 30.

Sunday will be overcast, with rain likely after 3 p.m. Sun could pop up through the day, and temperatures will settle near 41. Rain showers could transition to snow overnight. Clouds will enter the state overnight and temperatures will fall into the 30s.

Cold temperatures will return into early next week, with frigid air invading New England for New Year’s Eve.

“The operative words are bundle up for first night,” Babcock said. “We will have overnight highs in the lower 20s but with wind chill it will feel like the lower teens.”

Jasper Craven can be reached at jasper.craven@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @Jasper_Craven

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