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Up to 3 inches of snow expected on LI as winter drags on

It's no blizzard, but a storm system expected overnight was a subtle reminder of winter's continuing wrath on Long Island.

One to three inches of snowfall was expected here Monday night into Tuesday, meteorologists said, with more substantial snow predicted for Connecticut and parts of the tristate. But much of the anticipated precipitation on Long Island is expected to change from snow to a mixture of snow and rain.

"It looks like we can see up to three inches in the city and Nassau County," according to meteorologist Joe Pollina of the National Weather Service in Upton. "Suffolk - we're not going to see much, maybe an inch in some places - the Forks, maybe a few tenths of an inch, maybe an inch or so in the middle of the Island." he said.

Although this snowfall is not expected to be substantial on Long Island, it will add to an already significant 2009-2010 seasonal snowfall count that is already more than 53 inches, Pollina said. The average snowfall for Long Island is just a little more than 30 inches.

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