Winter sweeps in again Wednesday, before spring’s arrival Thursday

After several days of highly anticipated sunshine, another winter storm is expected to sweep through the region Wednesday night, but with little impact foreseen for the greater Boston area, according to the National Weather Service.

“It looks now like it’s going to be heavy [in Western Massachusetts], about 1 to 3 inches,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Bill Simpson. “But it should be just rain by morning.”

Boston should get a trace of snow at most, and Cape Cod and the coastline should only get rain.

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Today will be mostly sunny and dry. High temperatures will reach 35 near the coast and slightly higher in the interior. Clear skies will continue overnight as temperatures drop into the mid-20s.

Sunshine will return Wednesday morning, with high temperatures climbing toward the lower 40s. Skies will become cloudy in the afternoon as some light snow begins to fall in the Boston area.

Areas north of the Massachusetts Turnpike and west of Interstate 495 should see snow showers, forecasters said.

Snow should transition to rain showers overnight before petering out at about 8 a.m. Thursday. Partly sunny skies should persist through the afternoon, with high temperatures reaching into the mid-50s. Some clouds will arrive in the evening as temperatures sink into the high 20s and lower 30s.

The week will end on a sunny note, with clear skies and highs in the mid-40s. Partly cloudy skies will return in the evening, with overnight temperatures in the high 20s and low 30s.