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Boston may get snow on Tuesday

A freezing cold front will bring rain and even some snow tonight into Tuesday morning for the Boston area, making it likely that the morning commute could see some slushy, slick roads.

“We have an arctic cold front that is going to come down upon us today,” said Charlie Foley, weather service meteorologist. “Overnight, as the front comes through, we may see some rain around midnight, but because the air is so cold, we could see the first white event of the season.”

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No more than two inches of snow is possible, but it could accumulate on paved surfaces, according to the weather service. Forecasters recommended leaving early for work Tuesday in case of any weather-related delays.

After temperatures rose today into the 50s, an arctic cold front from the Northwest will cross the region late tonight, bringing temperatures into the low 30s.

Snow showers are likely through Tuesday morning, and skies will be cloudy. Sun will peek through the clouds through the day, and temperatures will crest in the low 40s. A northwest wind will bring gusts up to 15 miles per hour, according to the weather service. Skies will clear up overnight, and temperatures will fall into the mid-20s.

“Wednesday will be the coldest day that we’ve had with cold daytime temperatures and a good biting wind with that,” Foley said.

Wednesday will be mostly sunny, with a daytime high near 38. A northwest wind will bring gusts up to 10 miles per hour, exacerbating the cold conditions with wind chills in the single digits. A few showers are possible in the morning, but most of the day will be dry, according to the weather service. Temperatures will fall into the upper 20s overnight.

After Wednesday, a gradual warming will lift temperatures to more comfortable levels.

Temperatures will jump into the 50s beginning Thursday, and could peak at around 60 on Friday. These warmer temperatures will continue into the weekend, and daytime temperatures shouldn’t fall below 50 through at least Sunday.

No real precipitation is expected Thursday through the weekend, and skies should remain clear.

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