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Wintry mix will make roads slick Tuesday night, forecasters warn

Pedestrians walked through the snow in Copley Square in January.Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff

A mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain may result in slick roads Tuesday night, forecasters said.

The National Weather Service posted on Twitter that the wintry mix is due to arrive in the Boston area between 7 p.m. and midnight.

“The main concern is the light freezing rain which may result in a light glaze of ice on untreated roadways,” forecasters wrote.

A winter weather advisory for much of Massachusetts will be in effect from 7 p.m. Tuesday though 2 a.m. Wednesday, according to the weather service. The advisory does not cover areas south of Boston and the Cape and Islands.


After the wintry mix, there will be a chance of rain after midnight in the Boston area. Forecasters said there will be little or no accumulation of snow or sleet, but there could be a trace of ice accumulation, as low temperatures could dip to the lower 30s.

Forecasters are expecting unseasonably mild temperatures on Friday. “Record highs may be challenged,” they wrote.

Emily Sweeney can be reached at emily.sweeney@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @emilysweeney and on Instagram @emilysweeney22.