Snow Possible on Long Island Sunday, Monday

Snow plows on Sunrise Highway in East Islip in 2016. Long Island Press photo

Forecasters are predicting a chance that Long Island will see its first snowfall of the season this weekend, but if it does it likely won’t amount to much more than a dusting.

After temperatures drop below freezing overnight, there is a 40-percent chance that rain early Sunday will change to snow showers before 10 a.m., although the bigger concern are strong, potentially damaging wind gusts up to 50 mph.

“Strong winds may blow down limbs, trees and power lines,” the National Weather Service (NWS) said in a wind advisory issued from 6 a.m. Sunday to 6 p.m. Monday for Nassau and Suffolk counties. “Minor property damage and scattered power outages are possible.”

If it does in fact snow, it would be the first on LI of what some forecaster say will be a snowier than usual this winter, which begins in a month.

There is a 20-percent chance that the snow showers may continue into Monday.