Weather service: Less snow in forecast for Monday

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A dog gets a closer look at a swan in Stony Brook on Saturday, March 15, 2014. (Credit: Ed Betz)

Forecasters are now predicting 1 to 2 inches of snow for Long Island, starting early Monday after midnight.

"If something drastically changes, we could get more," said Lauren Nash, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Upton.

Earlier, forecasters had said there was at least a 30 percent chance of up to 6 inches of snow, potentially impacting Monday's morning commute. Nash said Saturday the storm is staying farther south than originally predicted.


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The snow is expected to continue into the early afternoon Monday, Nash said.

Temperatures will cool down Sunday, with highs in the mid-30s. The lows will be about 20, Nash said.

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