LI forecast: Possible 8 inches or more of snow Sunday into Monday

Andrew McGowan of Cutchogue takes his dog Ruffles Andrew McGowan of Cutchogue takes his dog Ruffles for a walk in the snow in New Suffolk on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

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Ready for another messy Monday morning commute?

Depending on the track of a cold air mass moving in, there's the potential for 8 inches or more of snow on Long Island starting Sunday night and continuing through Monday, forecasters said.

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As of late afternoon Thursday, computer models indicated that Long Island would likely be "in the part of the system that's cold enough for primarily snow," said Joey Picca, National Weather Service meteorologist in Upton.

The most significant snowfall was expected for Monday, he said.

Still, "any change in the track and intensity of the system may have an impact on the amount and type of precipitation expected," the weather service said in a hazardous weather outlook.

The forecast Thursday afternoon was for a wintry mix to start falling late Sunday, said Ashley Sears, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Upton.

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Before the storm, get ready for another chill. Friday and Saturday could see record-breaking temperatures at Long Island MacArthur Airport, where lows of 10 and 13 are forecast, respectively, the weather service said. Today's record low is 13 degrees, set in 1994, and tomorrow's is 14 degrees, also set in 1994.

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