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Snow on the way to LI

In Huntington, it wasn't looking like the first

In Huntington, it wasn't looking like the first full day of spring. Officials at the National Weather Service said the snow won't accumulate across Long Island, but that we can expect traces of snow again on Wednesday and Thursday. (March 21, 2011) Credit: Peter Walden Sr.

Long Island is going to take a step backward into winter Wednesday as a system from the midwest makes its way toward the East Coast.

Right now it looks as though accumulation, if any, will occur Wednesday evening once temperatures drop to the low 30s.

So roads should be fine for the Wednesday morning commute, with just a slight chance of a sprinkle or flurry. Throughout the day Wednesday, however, things could get messy, especially toward the evening commute.

Accumulations for Wednesday night are difficult to predict. It looks like anywhere from 1 to 3 inches could fall across LI, with higher amounts north and west of the city.

But much of it may not even stick to some surfaces, so roads could just turn slushy and slippery. Drivers will definitely need to keep an eye out for that.

Check back with Wednesday morning for the latest on this early spring snowstorm.

Geoffrey Bansen, a recent graduate of Stony Brook University, has a degree in atmospheric science/meteorology.

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