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Icy Start to Friday Ahead of Wintry Mix

Many areas that touched 80 degrees Wednesday were met with an inch or two of snow late yesterday. The weather drama involved a cold front that swept through, followed by a wave of low pressure and a quick burst of wintry mix, followed by rapid clearing and cooling.

Some of the hills from southern Vermont and southern New Hampshire into much of Massachusetts, northern Connecticut and northern Rhode Island picked up a few inches of snow. Further to the north it was just cold and dry.

Regardless of the type of precipitation, if you had any kind of a mix ice formed on untreated surfaces like the steps leading in and out of the house, and the sidewalk, and the car may be coated with ice.

Temperatures start the day at 0 to 10 degrees near the Canadian border to about freezing along the south coast. A cold high-pressure system responsible for the recent temperature turn around is moving away this morning, with a warm front coming in during the afternoon.

This warm front generates a wintry mix once again during the late afternoon and evening, though this time the mix line should be farther north.

It's a fast mover so any wintry mix ends during the evening with the temperature holding around 40 degrees.

Tomorrow features a little break in the action with some sunshine, followed by another round of clouds and wintry mix at night. Temperatures get into the 50s for southern New England, cooling off late in the day.

It looks cold wet and icy tomorrow night and Sunday, especially in the state of Maine where there could be snow and significant freezing rain early Sunday.

Temperatures in the 30s on Sunday.

Then it looks like another brief break Monday with mild air, before more wintry mix arrives for the middle and second half of next week.

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