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Long Island weather: Colder than normal, snow showers tonight

The weather forecast for Thursday.

The weather forecast for Thursday. Credit: Newsday

Thursday brings continuing cold, along with slight chances of isolated snow showers starting later in the evening, forecasters say.

Forecasters are also monitoring the makings of a coastal storm Sunday night into Monday, which was still expected to stay well to the south of Long Island as of Thursday morning.

Look for temperatures early morning Thursday in the mid-20s, with the day going on to bring increasing clouds and highs in the upper 30s, feeling colder with the wind chill thanks to winds from the west, the National Weather Service said.

The normal for the day is 46 degrees for the high and 31 the low at Long Island MacArthur Airport in Ronkonkoma.

As of about 6 a.m. the airport was recording a temperature of 24 degrees, feeling more like 17.

“After a sunny start today, clouds will increase from the west” ahead of a cold front moving through that “will be capable of producing a few flurries or snow showers across the area,” the weather service said.

With nighttime temperatures below freezing, cold enough for anything that falls to stick, a few areas of the Island could end up with a tenth of an inch of snow accumulation, said John Murray, weather service meteorologist in Upton.

The workweek wraps up Friday with sunny skies and temperatures rising to the upper 30s, with similar conditions for the weekend.

As for the coastal storm, models continue to agree on a track well to the south of Long Island, Murray said, though conditions could still shift, so stay tuned for updates.

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