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Light evening snow starts a cold week on LI

A man walks in heavy snow Monday morning

A man walks in heavy snow Monday morning on February 3, 2014 in Ronkonkoma. Credit: James Carbone

Long Island will see about at least an inch of light snow on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.

The snow will mainly start in the evening hours on Sunday, said meteorologist Joey Picca in the National Weather Service's Upton bureau, with some areas seeing up to 2 inches.

"Right now, it's not looking like a big event," Picca said.

Long Island has had more than its share of snow this season, with snowfall in Islip at 42.4 inches, or two feet above normal levels for this time of year, Picca said. The record for meteorological winter, which includes December, January and February, is 53.4 inches, set in 2010.

Highs on Sunday will be in the upper 20s, with lows in the upper teens to lower 20s.

The skies will clear out overnight, so by Monday, expect dry conditions with highs in the lower 30s. Lows will be in the teens, with some areas, such as the pine barrens, seeing single-digit temperatures, he said.

While the sun will be shining on Tuesday, temperatures that day are expected to be the coldest of the week, with highs only reaching into the mid- to upper 20s.

"The sun will be out to help a little bit, but it'll still be pretty cold out there," Picca said. Lows on Tuesday will be in the low teens to single digits in the pine barrens.

The temperature picks up on Wednesday, a dry day with highs in the low 30s. Wednesday night, lows will be in the mid- to upper 20s, but an approaching low-pressure system will bring the possibility of a rain or snow shower that will last into the day Thursday.

"We can see a mix of snow, rain and potentially other precipitation types," Picca said.

Thursday will be even warmer, with highs in the low 40s and lows in the low 30s, with a chance of rain.

The chance continues into Friday, with highs in the low 40s and lows around 30.

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