Mix of Rain and Snow Headed to Long Island, Forecasters Say

Long Island weather

The upcoming forecast is shaping up to be a wet one on Long Island.

Forecasters are calling for up to three inches of snow on Friday, followed by a brisk weekend with temperatures at or near freezing.

According to the National Weather Service, the trend of above average temperatures will continue—but not for long.

Thursday will begin with sunny skies and temperatures 10 degrees above normal before clouds and a cold front moves in. That will lead to an evening featuring a mix of rain and snow before precipitation transitions to all snow Friday morning.

“The snow will end during the day on Friday with a few inches expected,” the weather service said on its website.

As the snow exits, an arctic blast will take its place, forecasters said.

“This will lead to unseasonably cold and dry weather to begin the weekend,” the weather service said.

The weekend forecast calls for highs of 29 and 33 on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

The burst of cold comes as LI enjoyed a sunny day Wednesday with temperatures topping off at 58 degrees in Islip.