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Snow in Forecast for First Day of Spring

Spring Snow

Here we go again.

Long Islanders who have been yearning to bask in the joy of the first day of spring will likely have to postpone the celebration until after Friday because—you guessed it—snow is in the forecast.

The National Weather Service in Upton issued a winter weather advisory for Nassau and Suffolk counties from 6 a.m. Friday through the evening.

The forecast calls for 3 to 6 inches of accumulation, with snowfall beginning in the morning and continuing through the night. The weather service’s projected snowfall amount was revised from earlier in the day when it originally predicated up to 4 inches of snow.

The weather service is warning drivers that reduced visibility and snow-covered roads could create hazardous travel conditions.

“A winter weather advisory means that periods of snow…sleet…or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties,” the weather service said on its website. “Be prepared for slipper roads and limited visibilities…and use caution while driving.”

Forecasters are calling for a high of 35 degrees Friday, with wind chill values between 20 and 25 degrees.

There is also a chance of snow Saturday morning, before 7 a.m. But it’ll warm up, with temperatures peaking at 45 degrees, forecaster said.

Sunday’s forecast calls for mostly sunny skies and a high of 41 degrees.

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