Ice, Sleet, Freezing Rain Will Impact Travel Conditions Through Friday

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BOSTON (WBZNewsRadio) - Drivers are navigating through sleet and rain Thursday morning ahead of a flash freeze heading into Friday. A winter weather advisory will be in effect from 4 p.m. Thursday until 4 a.m. Friday morning.

As of 7 a.m. Logan Airport was seeing more than 75 cancellations and more than 30 delays. A number of schools in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire have either cancelled class or opted for a delayed opening.

Now conditions vary through out the state, with snow in the north and rain in the south. Boston is seeing a mixture of sleet and freezing rain, coating the roads and leaving them quick slick.

As of 6:15 a.m. MassDOT had nearly 1400 pieces of equipment out and about helping to keep our roads safe.

By noon, we expect to see a tapering off of precipitation, however temperatures will plummet in the northern part of the state. Temperatures are also expected to drop in Worcester, Middlesex and Essex counties later this morning, which could cause a 'flash freeze.'

During Thursday's evening commute, drivers should expect icy roads, with pockets of sleet, freezing rain and even snow.

Looking ahead to Friday morning, drivers can expect slippery conditions early on, so give yourself more time in case of travel delays.

Saturday will start off cold with the chance of rain and snow showers in the morning, which will change to rain in the afternoon with a high somewhere around the 40F mark.

WBZ's James Rojas (@JamesRojasNews) reports

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