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Long Island weather: Wintry mix may stay awhile

Theresa Brosh, of Rockville Centre, ice skates on

Theresa Brosh, of Rockville Centre, ice skates on Saturday with her children Nina, 4, left, and Raphael, 7, at the Milleridge Inn in Jericho. Grandmother Nancy Dilluvi is at right taking a picture. Credit: James Carbone

Long Islanders can expect a wintry mix of precipitation — freezing rain, sleet and some snow — starting Sunday and running through much of the workweek, forecasters said.

The threat of ice led the National Weather Service to issue a winter weather advisory running from 4 p.m. Saturday until 10 a.m. on Sunday. The service also issued a hazardous weather outlook.

In the regional weather advisory Saturday afternoon, the service said, "Mixed precipitation including freezing rain expected. Total snow accumulations of less than one inch and ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch [are forecast]."

The weather service said on Long Island there was a chance of freezing rain Sunday before 10 a.m., then patchy freezing drizzle or freezing rain between 10 a.m. and noon. The chance of precipitation is 30%. The high temperature for day is expected to be near 35 degrees.

There is a chance of more rain and sleet Sunday night when the low temperature will be around 30 degrees.

There is also a chance of freezing rain and sleet before noon Monday, Washington's Birthday. The high temperature should be near 35. More rain, freezing rain and sleet are in the forecast for Tuesday, when the high will be about 36.

Finally on Wednesday Long Island should get a break. The weather service expects mostly sunny skies and a high near 32. Then on Thursday snow is considered likely. For Friday, rain is forecast.

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