What forecasters are saying about the wintry mix predicted to impact Thursday’s morning commute

“The greatest accumulations will be in northern Mass.”

Brookline, MA - 1/04/17 -  A plow races to get in position as a major snow storm hits.  (Lane Turner/Globe Staff) Reporter:  ()  Topic: (05stormphotos)
–Lane Turner / The Boston Globe, File

Thursday morning looks to be a messy one for commuters, although wintry conditions will be brief and limited to northernmost Massachusetts.

Forecasters expect precipitation to move into the region by midnight. It starts as snow for most but changes to rain well before daybreak — except in areas north of Worcester, possibly stretching east into the Merrimack Valley — according to the National Weather Service. Those areas could see a total of 3-5 inches of snow, and a winter weather advisory will be in place there until noon.

Rain will taper off in the afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 30s in northern Massachusetts and in the 40s elsewhere.

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Below, what local forecasters are saying about the potential accumulation and impacts from the wintry mix on Thursday morning. 

National Weather Service

Expected snowfall. —NWS

 

Expected ice accumulation. —NWS

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