Freezing temperatures and some snow are in store for much of the region in the next few days, the National Weather Service said.
Thursday will be the last warm day for a while, according to forecasters, with mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the high 40s. Showers are likely in the evening. By the overnight hours, the precipitation will likely turn to snow.
“It’ll start off as rain during the evening and then it could change to snow after midnight,’’ said weather service meteorologist Alan Dunham. “I’d say the biggest impact is probably going to be the [Interstate]-95, [Route] 128 corridor.’’
The wintry mix will likely continue through the morning rush hour, making for a messy commute.
“The morning commute, especially coming in from the west, probably won’t be a whole lot of fun,’’ Dunham said. It “could even be icy.’’
The South Shore will see mostly rain, but could see some snow, Dunham said. The greatest accumulation will likely be 1 to 2 inches in the interior of the state.
Precipitation, in the form of either rain or snow, will likely continue until about mid-morning, Dunham said. Temperatures will then rise to the low 40s, likely melting any accumulation on pavement by late afternoon.
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.
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 west and northwest of Interstate 495, Dunham 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.’’