A winter storm forecast to dump up to 10 inches of snow on the tri-state area this weekend is expected to mostly spare Long Island, where up to three inches are expected.

The flakes are forecast to start falling after 10 a.m. Saturday before the precipitation changes to freezing rain after 10 p.m. and then changes to rain after 4 a.m. Sunday, according to Upton-based National Weather Service meteorologists.

A winter storm watch—meaning there’s potential for significant snowfall impacting travel—is in effect for parts of New Jersey, upstate New York and Connecticut, but not New York City, Nassau or Suffolk counties.

Sunday is expected to be mostly sunny with temperatures in the 30s with the same forecast expected to hold through next week.


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