Snow plow clearing the streets during another winter storm that hit LI. (Timothy Bolger/Long Island Press)
Snow plow clearing the streets during another winter storm that hit LI. (Timothy Bolger/Long Island Press)

Maybe it’s time to start considering taking that long-awaited vacation early—and if you do, take us with you.

The winter of snow continues Saturday, forecasters said, with predictions for Long Island ranging from 2 to 8 inches.

The National Weather Service in Upton issued a winter storm warning for eastern Suffolk County from 11 a.m. to midnight, forecasting 4-8 inches and wind gusts of up to 35 mph.

Lighter snow accumulation is expected in Nassau County and western Suffolk, meteorologists said. A winter weather advisory was issued from 11 a.m. until midnight in those areas.

Two to 4 inches has been forecasted for Nassau, forecasters said, and western Suffolk can see 3 to 5 inches.

The storm will begin late this morning and continue through the day, the weather service said. The snow may briefly mix with rain during the storm, forecasters said.

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The agency warned of “hazardous travel conditions” due to reduced visibilities and snow covered roads. Visibility can be one quarter to one half mile at times.

Sunday’s forecast calls for mostly sunny skies, but there is a chance of flurries in the late afternoon, early evening.

This latest snow event comes just two days after a nor’easter dumped more than a foot of snow on the Island.



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Rashed Mian has been covering local news for the Long Island Press since 2011. He graduated from Hofstra University in 2010 where he studied print journalism. Rashed, the staff's multimedia reporter, covers daily news for the web, shoots/edits feature videos and writes about civil liberties. He loves Afghan food and sports. Rashed is also a caffeine freak. Email: [email protected] Twitter: rashedmian