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Long Island forecast: After bitter cold, snow’s on the way

On Friday morning, Dec. 16, 2016, News 12 Long Island meteorologist Rich Hoffman has a look at the weather forecast. A winter weather advisory has been issued from midnight to 10 a.m. Saturday, warning of snow of about an inch or two, changing to freezing rain. A winter weather advisory has been issued from midnight to 10 a.m. Saturday, warning of snow of about an inch or two, changing to freezing rain. (Credit: News 12 Long Island)

After a day that saw wind chills in the single digits, here comes snow.

A winter weather advisory has been issued from midnight to 10 a.m. Saturday, warning of snow of about an inch or two for Long Island, changing to freezing rain, according to the National Weather Service.

The precipitation can cause slippery roads and limited visibility, so drivers are advised to use extra caution, the weather service said.

“Be alert and careful for slick, snow-covered roads,” said Rich Hoffman, News 12 Long Island meteorologist.

The freezing rain is forecast to switch to rain for much of the day, as temperatures start rising.

After two days of highs in the 20s, Saturday is expected to reach the mid-40s, even 50 degrees, Hoffman said, pointing to a “roller coaster ride for temperatures.”

That’s with conditions then heading up to the mid- to upper 50s for Sunday, he said, and back down to the mid- to high 30s for Monday and Tuesday.

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