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Flurries ahead, but temperatures to return to near normal on Friday

Today was off to a frigid start, with some areas in the state well below zero degrees. Some flurries could fall between tonight and Wednesday night, though cold temperatures will keep accumulations to less than an inch, forecasters said.

“It’s going to be minimal, but we might see some flurries,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Charlie Foley. “But we don’t have a lot of moisture, so any snow we get wouldn’t accumulate.”

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It was certainly cold this morning, with Orange starting the day off at minus-10 degrees, Bedford at minus-5 degrees, Norwood at 0 degrees, and New Bedford at a meager 1 degree.

Clouds will gradually move in this afternoon as temperatures climb to 29 degrees. Some very light flurries could fall this evening, though temperatures in the lower 20s will keep it from sticking, Foley said.

More snow could fall Wednesday between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Skies will be cloudy all day, with high temperatures near 30 degrees sinking to 20 overnight.

“Any accumulation would certainly be less than an inch,” Foley said.

Some remaining flurries could fall Thursday, but would peter out before 11 a.m as partly sunny skies return. High temperatures should climb to 30 degrees in the afternoon. Some clouds will arrive in the evening as temperatures drop to 22 degrees.

Friday will partly sunny and slightly warmer, with high temperatures climbing into the upper 30s. Cloudy skies will return overnight as temperatures drop to 28 degrees.

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