Metro

A wintry start for some in Mass.

Tuesday morning got off to a wintry start in certain parts of the state.
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Tuesday morning got off to a wintry start in certain parts of the state.

Tuesday morning got off to a wintry start in certain parts of the state.

Ashburnham received a tenth of an inch of snow, while other communities west of Boston — including Sudbury, Groton, Holliston, Boxborough, and Fitchburg — saw trace amounts, according to Nicole Belk, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Taunton.

The National Weather Service cautioned motorists to watch out for slippery spots on roadways in central and western Massachusetts.

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“Motorists traveling across north central and western Massachusetts should be prepared for isolated icy spots on roadways,” forecasters wrote. “Drive with extra caution and take extra time in reaching your destinations. Temperatures are expected to rise to the mid 30s by mid morning.”

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Cold temperatures are expected to continue for the next several days. The National Weather Service is forecasting chilly weather for the next 6 to 14 days across Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and the entire eastern seaboard.

“We’re expecting conditions to be cooler than normal,” Belk said.

A cold front will bring scattered showers late Wednesday night into Thursday, which will be followed by dry and cool weather Friday, and chance of rain (or snow showers at higher terrain) on Saturday, she said.

Emily Sweeney can be reached at esweeney@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @emilysweeney.