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Parts of Mass. saw 12 inches of snow Thursday

A Thursday snowstorm left up to 12 inches on the Cape and islands, and almost 10 inches in parts of Plymouth County, the National Weather Service said.

By 11 p.m., the snowstorm had mostly tapered off, with the last of the snow exiting around Nantucket, forecasters said.

The snowstorm dumped more snow than originally forecasted, said Joe Dellicarpini, a meteorologist with the weather service.

“The storm was expected to remain mostly offshore, but ended up going a bit father north than anticipated,” Dellicarpini said.

Commuters in the southeastern part of the state should also expect a wet, icy commute Friday morning, he said.

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“Folks coming in from the south will have to be more careful in the morning,” he said.

Boston received a light dusting around sunrise Thursday, but that did not budge the city’s snow total from 105.7 inches, which is 1.9 inches shy of the record 107.6 inches, weather service data showed.

Across the state, temperatures will drop to the single digits Thursday night, with wind chills approaching zero, forecasters said.

The cold is expected to continue Friday, with highs in the mid-20s and wind chill values approaching zero during the day. Lows at night will drop to the single digits in most places, forecasters said.

Sunshine will warm temperatures slightly to the lower 30s Saturday. The temperatures will dip to the mid-20s at night.

Temperatures will continue inching upward Sunday, reaching the upper 30s, although nighttime lows will drop to the upper teens, forecasters said.

Monday will see temperatures cresting in the upper 30s, possibly breaking 40, before they drop to the upper teens and low 20s at night.

Forecasters predicted highs could reach 43 Tuesday — a normal value for this time of year, Simpson said.


Aneri Pattani can be reached at aneri.pattani@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @apattani95.

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