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Long Island Weather: Snow Expected for Saturday


School buses covered with snow are lined up in Port Washington as snow covered areas throughout Long Island on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, in New York. Many local school districts closed schools for the day. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

Long Island could see some white stuff over the weekend, with a winter weather advisory in effect for the area Saturday.

The National Weather Service said the warning will be in effect from 1 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday. The snow is expected to start late Friday night, when temperatures are set to be in the teens to lower 20s, and should mix with or change to rain or sleet late Saturday morning before ending Saturday afternoon. By Saturday afternoon temperatures should rise to the mid to upper 30s.


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Forecasters predict 2 to 4 inches of snow for most of the South Shore and Suffolk County, and up to 5 inches possible for parts of Nassau County and the North Shore. The North Shore could also see winds gusts of up to 20 mph.

Travelers should be cautious of snow covered roads and limited visibilities late Friday into Saturday morning, meteorologists warn.

Southampton Town Police had asked residents to stay off the roadways Thursday night, saying that flurries caused small snow accumulation and hazardous ice/snowy conditions with black ice throughout the township. Multiple accidents in the area were also reported.

The precipitation is scheduled to end by Saturday night, which will be mostly cloudy with a low around 22, the NWS said. Sunday is forecast to be mostly sunny with a high near 38 and rain should start up Sunday night and continue into Monday.

Last winter Long Island got a foot of snow during a blizzard two days after Christmas. Two weeks later a nor’easter dumped another 19 inches of snow. But this season, there has been little snow to speak of, except for some that came on Halloween.

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