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Long Island weather: Snow possible in coming days

Long Island could get light amounts Sunday night and then again Monday night into Tuesday, forecasters predicted.

Long Islanders will still have to bundle up

Long Islanders will still have to bundle up and move at a brisk pace as the wind chill makes temps feel like 10 to 20 degrees Sunday. Photo Credit: Corey Sipkin

Long Island will see two chances of snow this week with the earliest possible sighting coming Sunday night, meteorologists said.  

Sunday is predicted to be sunny with light winds and highs in the mid-30s. The wind chill will feel 10 to 20 as northwest winds will blow from 5 to 9 miles per hour. However, on Sunday night, there will be a 30 percent chance of snow  as temperatures drop to around the mid-20s, forecasters said.

Jay Engle, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Upton, said the snow is not expected to accumulate.

The average temperatures this time of year are a high of 39 degrees and a low of 24 degrees, Engle added.

Monday will bring mostly cloudy skies with daytime highs in the mid-to-upper 30s. Wind chills will be around 30 to 35 and the afternoon will feature calm winds from the northeast at 5 to 7 miles per hour, forecasters said.

The weather service predicts a chance of snow after 10 p.m. Monday night into early Tuesday, but “at this point, it looks like a light accumulation,” Engle said.

Tuesday could see snow continuing in the morning and a mix of snow, sleet and ice later in the day as the temperatures rise into the mid-30s, he said.

Total snow and sleet is predicted to be 1 to 3 inches. Snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour are possible before the changeover to rain and sleet. 

Any precipitation should become completely rain by Tuesday night, forecasters said. Then, Tuesday's rain will likely dry out Wednesday as temperatures rise to the mid-40s.

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