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A slippery commute could be in store to start the week

Scattered showers and a wintry mix linger across Eastern Massachusetts after a storm swept through the region.
Scattered showers and a wintry mix linger across Eastern Massachusetts after a storm swept through the region.(Lane Turner/Globe Staff/File)

The National Weather Service is advising that drivers across Massachusetts take it slow on their morning commutes Monday, as scattered showers and a wintry mix linger across Eastern Massachusetts.

Forecasters with the NWS warned of slippery roads especially in Western Massachusetts, where temperatures hovered just above freezing around 5:30 a.m.

Much of the remaining precipitation from Sunday’s storm was falling inside Route 128 by 5:30 a.m., forecasters said, with some scattered rain and sleet in Northern Rhode Island and near New Bedford.

Those north and west of Boston should see wet snow pushing in around 5:45, forecasters warned.

Forecasters predict cold air and high winds will follow the storm clouds into the region, bringing temperatures down below freezing in much of the state Monday evening.

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