BOSTON (WHDH) - A wintry weather system brought a dusting of snow to parts of Massachusetts Wednesday night.

The light accumulation event created slick travel spots during the evening commute as colder air settled in.

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Patchy snow began falling by the early afternoon with the steadiest of the snowfall arriving between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. The system is likely to be pushed out by midnight.

A coating to 1 inch of snow is currently expected to fall across much of the state.

Parts of Worcester and Berkshire counties could see up to 2 inches, especially higher terrain areas.

A mix of clouds and sun will return on Thursday and the weekend will bring rain showers and milder air.

“The little bit of snow we do get will be just a memory by Saturday as showers and milder air move in. Highs spike to near 60 Saturday afternoon into Saturday night,” 7’s Chris Lambert wrote in his weather blog.

Showers will linger into Sunday but taper off by midday, allowing for a drier afternoon.

For the latest weather updates, click here to visit the 7Weather page.

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