Boston, and other parts of the Northeast, are bracing for more snow.Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island are expecting relentless snowfall through Saturday morning.By Christine Hauser

Parts of New England, including the Boston area, are in store for more snow on Friday, with accumulations of as much as four inches, making travel hazardous, forecasters said.

A winter weather advisory is in effect until about 7 p.m. for portions of northern Connecticut, all of Rhode Island and western and central Massachusetts, which could see up to three inches of snow, the National Weather Service said. Eastern Massachusetts, including Boston, the Massachusetts coast and Nantucket, could get as much as four inches, it said.

Residents will also be dealing with bitter cold, with temperatures in the mid-20s.

The snowfall on Friday will add to the layers that have already accumulated, in some places up to five inches, over the past few days. There were 45 flight delays and about two dozen cancellations at Boston Logan International Airport early on Friday morning.

Although the snow is sticking around for a while, meteorologists said it was coming down slowly enough that it would not cause as many problems as a quick dumping of snow.

“It is a prolonged, but mostly slightly light snow event,” Bill Simpson, a meteorologist in the National Weather Service’s Boston and Norton office, said.

“Generally speaking, six inches in 12 hours is significant,” he added. “During a shorter period it would be of more concern.”

Still, road conditions were treacherous on Friday, the state police said.

This year so far has been relentlessly buffeted by winter weather. Massachusetts was hit earlier this month by a powerful winter storm that pushed into northern New England after hammering much of the Northeast.

And a brutal winter storm has battered large parts of the Central and Southern United States this week, forcing millions of people to seek shelter, food and water. President Biden has declared emergencies in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana and vowed to send aid.

“Generally speaking, six inches in 12 hours is significant,” he added. “During a shorter period it would be of more concern.”

Still, road conditions were treacherous on Friday, the state police said.

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