Fog to be replaced by light rain while cooler temperatures beckon

After a foggy start, some light rain showers are expected over most of the region today as temperatures become cooler.

Highs will only reach near 41 degrees, a big drop from the mid-50s felt earlier this week. Scattered showers will continue through this evening as temperatures sink into the lower 30s, according to the National Weather Service.

Friday will be a dry, partly sunny day, with highs in the mid-40s. The evening could see a dusting of snow between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. as temperatures drop near 31 degrees, though it shouldn’t be significant, forecasters said.

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“Saturday we get into the mix of rain and snow,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Charlie Foley. “Boston will get rain, and the hills might see a little snow, but it will be wet and won’t accumulate.”

Skies will be cloudy all Saturday, with highs in the low 40s. Precipitation should peter out by 10 p.m. as temperatures sink to a chilly 25 degrees.

Some additional light snow could fall over the Massachusetts coastline Sunday, but the rest of the region should remain dry. Highs should only break into the mid-30s before sinking back into the low 20s overnight.

“Next week is turning colder, and there’s a couple of potential chances of snow beginning Tuesday and Wednesday, and then another chance on Thursday, but again, nothing major,” Foley said.