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Long Island Weather: Slushy Snow, Hard, Cold Rain


Long Island may see a mix of snow and rain Saturday (nelsoncountylife.com)

Long Island may experience its first snowfall of the season, during what is expected to be a wet day on the Island Saturday.

But if snow does fall, it shouldn’t stick or cause any travel related problems, said Tim Morrin, meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Upton.


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“There’s a likelihood of such,” Morrin says of snowfall, “but for Long Island, we’re not anticipating accumulation.” He adds areas inland, north and west of New York City, may see a “significant” Nor’easter snowstorm.

Temperatures on LI are expected to be in the mid-to-upper-30s overnight and reach the mid-40s Saturday afternoon.

There is a 100-percent chance of precipitation for most parts of Long Island Saturday, with rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

“I don’t want to minimize the storm though for Long Island,” he continues, “because it is going to be…a classic type of Nor’easter which will have a wind swept heavy rain—cold rain.”

Heading into late day, early evening Saturday, meteorologists are expecting the rain to mix with wet snow, and maybe even change to all-snow later in the day.

Long Islanders might only see “slushy patches” on the grass as a result of the snowfall, says Morrin.

He adds there may be a few wet flakes early Saturday morning, but meteorologists don’t anticipate snow to hang around too much longer after daybreak.

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