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Long Island weather: Saturday snow followed by Sunday sunshine

A pedestrian walks through a snow storm Saturday

A pedestrian walks through a snow storm Saturday afternoon, January 14, 2017 at the Hicksville LIRR station. Credit: Chuck Fadely

Long Island got slightly more than an inch of snow on Saturday, about double what was forecast, but nowhere near the more than half a foot that fell a week ago.

In Islip, the National Weather Service measured 1.1 inches of snow, said Faye Barthold, a meteorologist with the federal agency.

“We’ve gotten reports of 1.1 to 1.8 inches around the area, across Nassau and Suffolk counties,” she said.

While Central Park in New York City received a scant 0.6 inches, John F. Kennedy International Airport reported 1.6 inches.

The snowfall, which began Saturday afternoon, could end around 10 p.m. or so, and probably won’t be on the ground for long.

“We are looking for plenty of sunshine tomorrow,” Barthold said.

The thermometer should rise to a high of about 40 degrees Sunday versus the colder low- to mid-30s of Saturday.

Monday should be even a couple of degrees warmer, which means it will top the typical January temperature in Islip of 38 degrees, by about five degrees, she said.

Clouds are expected to move in Monday afternoon, setting the stage for some rain that will follow on Tuesday, she said.


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