Long Island Weather Forecasts Snow 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. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

Long Islanders are looking at a snowy Saturday as a winter storm moves into the area this weekend.


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The storm will enter the Northeast mid-morning Saturday and last until 11 p.m., according to meteorologists from the National Weather Service in Upton.

“We will be on the cooler side of the system, so we’re expecting to see mostly snow Island-wide,” NWS meteorologist Dan Hofmann said.

The forecast calls for about 2 to 4 inches of snow, but Hofmann said the exact amount is dependent on the storm’s track and intensity.

The storm follows Wednesday’s Nor-easter, where wind gusts of 60 mph were recorded in Eaton’s Neck during the peak of the storm, and gusts of 40 mph were recorded at Farmingdale Republic Airport. While the storm did not bring snow accumulation, rain did cause coastal flooding in vulnerable areas by the shore.

Saturday’s storm is not expected to bring the high winds and flooding that plagued the area mid-week.

“It’s more typical of the storms we would see here in the wintertime,” Hofmann said.

Sunday is forecast to be mostly sunny with a high of 38.

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