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Long Island weather forecast: Rain/snow combo for Wednesday and wind chills at night

Rain and snow combination is expected Wednesday on

Rain and snow combination is expected Wednesday on LI with a high of 41, forecasters say Credit: National Weather Service

Wednesday's weather, which was looking to be snowy, is now predicted to be just plain nasty — somewhere between rain and snow throughout the day with a deep chill at night.

After a cloudy Tuesday night with temperatures around freezing, Wednesday starts with a chance of light snow. It starts mixing with rain between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and after that it's plain rain along with a high of 41 degrees, the National Weather Service said.

"A weak coastal low passing to the south and east on Wednesday may bring a period of light snow and/or flurries, likely mixing with rain or becoming all rain at the coast. Chances for an accumulating snow have trended down. The best chance for precipitation looks to be from late morning into the afternoon," the weather service said in a Tuesday storm report.

Initially, the New York metropolitan was expected to get an inch of snow or so Wednesday, which would have been what the weather service called the first "accumulating" snowfall of the season for the tristate area.

The precipitation should stop by evening. But once skies clear, the winds pick up — northwest wind gusts as high as 20 mph — the wind chill sets in, the weather service said.

It will feel like between 20 and 25 degrees. And with a steady northwest wind continuing to blow Thursday, the wind chills could be between 20 and 30 degrees during the day. Friday will be cloudy but warmer, a high of 51 degrees, forecasters said.

Rain may arrive Friday night — the chances are 30% and they climb to 50% on Saturday, which will be even warmer, with a daytime high of 59, according to the weather service.

Saturday night also could be soggy; the odds remain at 50% — exactly the same chances as on Sunday, which again will be warm, with a high around 58.

There is a 30% of more showers on Sunday night, and once again the same estimate carries over into Monday, though there should be some partly sunny patches.

And Monday will be around 10 degrees cooler during the day.

With Joan Gralla

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