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After a gem today, chillier, cloudier weather ahead

Today will be the last sunny, relatively warm day for a while, forecasters say. To make matters worse, snow could return Thursday and Friday, though not much will accumulate.

Today will be “a very untypical January day with lots of sunshine,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Charlie Foley.

Highs are expected to crest near 50 degrees. Clouds will start rolling in this evening as temperatures sink into the mid-30s.

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Thursday should see fog between 5 a.m. and 8 a.m., with a slight chance of showers after noon. Skies will be mostly cloudy, and highs will be in the lower 40s. More showers in the evening could mix with snow after 10 a.m. as lows drop to around 31, but chances of precipitation are only 20 percent.

“It might be a coating or a dusting, but it won’t be significant,” Foley said.

Friday will be partly sunny through the afternoon, with temperatures rising to the mid-40s. Some cooler air could bring light snow showers in the evening as temperatures drop to around 31.

“The storm is giving us a glancing blow as it moves off the Southern New England coast, and we’re looking at an inch of snow at worst,” Foley said.

This weekend will be dry as temperatures start returning to more normal, and even below-normal levels. Highs Saturday and Sunday should only reach into the mid-30s before dropping to the mid-20s at night.

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