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Long Island forecast: Two chances for snow over coming days

Given the recent focus on temperature swings, snow may not have been in the spotlight lately, but it has been waiting in the wings.

Meteorologists are monitoring two chances for snow over the coming few days, the first being for late Thursday into Friday.

Computer models “are fairly well in agreement that we will see snow Friday, and there is a good chance of getting accumulations,” said Bill Korbel, News 12 Long Island meteorologist. Still, “let’s wait another day or two before putting numbers to it,” he said.

The next chance of snow comes late Saturday into Sunday.

Tuesday morning’s computer model runs “have edged the Sunday storm far enough south that unless there is a significant change, we may see only flurries Sunday ... if that,” Korbel said. “But we are still five days away, so a change is certainly possible.”

One thing that is gaining traction is increasing confidence in “unseasonably cold conditions for the upcoming weekend,” the National Weather Service said.

The overnight Friday low is expected to dip down to the low 20s, heading up to the high 20s for Saturday, and then back down again to around 20 for the overnight hours, the weather service said.

Sunday is looking at a high of around 32 degrees.

“It will stay pretty cold into next week,” Korbel said, “so winter will stick around for a while.”

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