Five inches of snow fell in Selden when surprise winter weather hit Long Island, making a slushy mess of the Monday morning rush-hour commute, forecasters said.

The heaviest bands of snow was shifting east by late morning and was expected to end by the early afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

Eastern LI saw the highest snowfall in the tri-state area, with 5 inches also falling in Coram and Lake Grove versus 3 inches in parts of Connecticut and a little more than an inch in Nassau County neighborhoods.

Whatever white stuff stuck is likely to quickly melt, as temperatures are forecast to hit a high of 48 Monday and 51 Tuesday under sunny skies.

Temps are expected to hold in the 50s Wednesday when there is a slight chance of rain, mostly cloudy skies are on tap for Thursday and Friday has another chance of rain into Saturday before sunny skies return Sunday.


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