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    Snow is on tap as weather pattern turns colder

    Friday morning’s commute could be a slippery slide for drivers as meteorologists predict up to three inches of snowfall overnight in some areas, according to the National Weather Service.

    The weather service predicts that less than an inch of snow will fall in the Boston area until about 9 a.m., before the precipitation likely becomes rain. However, communities further west may see up to three inches of the cold white stuff, according to the service.

    The organization also issued a winter weather advisory from midnight through 9 a.m. Friday, noting that snow is expected to fall during the morning commute.

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    Slush could accumulate on roads such as Interstates 95, 495, 290, and the Massachusetts Turnpike, as well as Routes 128, 1, and 146, and secondary roads, the weather service said.

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    “The morning commute ... probably won’t be a whole lot of fun,” said weather service meteorologist Alan Dunham.

    The forecasters warned that it is possible that, if temperatures warm up a degree or two, less snow could fall.

    The storm is expected to pull away from the shore late Friday morning, bringing mostly sunny skies as temperatures rise into the high 30s.

    Friday night and Saturday will feature clear skies, but temperatures will fall as low as the 20s overnight both days. Saturday’s high temperature is only expected to be in the upper 30s, with a wind that will make it feel even colder, Dunham said.

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    Sunday is expected to be partly sunny, with high temperatures back to the low 40s, but a chance of rain Sunday night could potentially turn to snow and ice across the interior, forecasters said.

    Monday could see some rain along the coast and mixed precipitation inland, Dunham said.

    “Live for today!” he said of Thursday’s warm temperatures. “You’re in New England. You can’t stay warm forever.”

    Kiera Blessing can be reached at kiera.blessing@globe.com.