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A wintry mix in store for LI

Long Islanders can breathe a sigh of relief. No significant snow accumulation is expected today, with maybe an quick inch or so falling Wednesday night.

Rather, rain mixed with some wet flakes is expected this morning before sleet later in the day. This is all ahead of a warm front associated with a low pressure system from the Midwest.

The same cannot be said for areas north and west of New York City, which could see anywhere from 2 to 5 inches of snow.

Temperatures will fluctuate from the mid-30s to near 40 degrees, before falling to near freezing by Wednesday night.

Roadways will be slick throughout the day, so drivers should take caution.

This forecast is expected to last until Thursday morning, before finally drying out.

Record Highs and Lows for March 23:

* 69 (1994), 22 (2004) at Kennedy
* 69 (1994), 15 (2004) at MacArthur
* 60 (2007), 19 (2004) at Republic
* 60 (2007), 5 (2004) at Gabreski

This Day in Weather History:

1913 - A vicious tornado hit Omaha, Neb. The tornado struck during the late afternoon on Easter Sunday, and in just 12 minutes, cut a swath of destruction five miles long and two blocks wide across the city. It killed 94 people and caused $3.5 million in property damage.

Geoffrey Bansen is a recent graduate of Stony Brook University with a degree in Atmospheric Science/Meteorology.

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