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Another winter storm to hit region on Thursday

A winter storm will lash the region Thursday and Thursday night, dumping heavy, wet snow in the interior and snow changing to rain along the coast, while whipping up strong winds, the National Weather Service said.

The forecasters said it’s still uncertain how much snow will fall where. But it looks like the line where snow will change over to rain could be between Route 128 and Interstate 495. Inland from there, where the cold will remain entrenched, the foreccasters said, there could be “good snow growth.”

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The coast will be buffeted with strong winds, driving seas to 12 to 17 feet. If the surge builds enough, minor coastal flooding could happen during Thursday night’s high tide, mainly on east-facing beaches south of Boston to Cape Cod and Nantucket, forecasters said in a discussion posted on the Internet.

Meanwhile, dry and cold conditions are expected through Wednesday. This morning was bitterly cold. The coldest temperature recorded in the state was in Orange, where the mercury dropped to minus-11.

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