A winter storm that rolled into the region Saturday afternoon could dump as much as 5 inches of snow on Long Island, the National Weather Service said in a revised winter weather advisory.

The weather service in Upton slightly adjusted its snowfall forecast Saturday afternoon, adding an extra inch to its original forecast.

Snow began falling Saturday afternoon. The white stuff could fall at a rate of an inch per hour before changing over to rain in the evening. Rain won’t stop coming down until early Sunday morning, forecasters said.

Ice may also mix with snow, forecasters said.

“Snow covered roads and a trace of ice will [make] driving and walking hazardous,” the National Weather Service warned in a winter weather advisory issued late Saturday afternoon. The advisory is in effect until 1 a.m. Sunday.

The temperature will hover around freezing, forecasters said.

The mercury will continue to rise on Sunday, potentially topping off at 39 degrees during the day.

But the temperature will plummet Sunday evening, dropping to 14 degrees, forecasters said.

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