Long Island Rail Road riders commute at the Bay Shore station during a snow storm Feb. 3, 2014.
Long Island Rail Road riders commute at the Bay Shore station during a snow storm Feb. 3, 2014.

Another winter storm could potentially blanket Long Island in a half a foot of snow, although the forecast will not be clear until the system gets closer to arrival later this week.

After 2 inches of snow fell on Sunday, leading to a clear start to the week with temperatures below freezing, a “strong” storm is expected to start Wednesday night and continue into Thursday evening, according to the National Weather Service.

“Although the exact track…timing and intensity are still uncertain…the potential exists for significant snowfall of 6 inches or more,” the agency’s Upton-based meteorologists said in a statement.

As of Monday, it appears that the snow could start late Wednesday night when temps drop down into the 20s and could be a mix of rain and snow when the thermostat goes above freezing Thursday.

A 30-percent chance of light snow is also forecast for Friday night before giving way to a sunny Saturday and cloudy Sunday with both days in the low-to-mid 30s.

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