Long Island Sees Dusting as ‘More Significant’ Snow Approaches

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Long Island received a dusting Friday morning, but more snow is store for the region this weekend.

Long Island received a light dusting Friday morning as a storm glided across the region, the beginning of what appears to be consecutive days of snowfall.

Forecasters said Saturday could bring the Island’s first significant snowfall, with up to 6 inches possible.

Accumulation on Friday ranged, with higher totals in eastern Suffolk. Some North Fork communities reported approximately 4 inches, while western Nassau neighborhoods came in closer to 1 inch.

Morning travel appeared to go smoothly despite the inclement weather. The New York State Department of Transportation’s website was reporting wet roads across Nassau and Suffolk counties but no major accidents. The Long Island Rail Road was experiencing delays on two branches—Montauk and Port Jefferson—due to unrelated problems.

A winter advisory weather has been cancelled.

As for the rest of the day, there’s no additional snow in the forecast, according to the National Weather Service’s office in Upton. The temperature should peak at 35 degrees, with wind chills below freezing and partly sunny skies.

Saturday is a different story.

Forecasters are warning that 4-6 inches is possible, with snowfall beginning in the afternoon. The most significant accumulation is expected in eastern Suffolk, the NWS said. There’s currently a 60-percent chance of precipitation.

In a statement, the weather service said, “more significant snow on Saturday could pose hazardous travel conditions” on the Island.

Stay tuned.

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