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Long Island weather: Cold streak continues to end of workweek

Friday should be slightly warmer, with highs in the upper 30s, clouds and a chance of light snow.

The Milky Way rises over the Shinnecock Inlet

The Milky Way rises over the Shinnecock Inlet and the Atlantic Ocean as seen from Dune/Beach Road on the Hampton Bays side on Thursday, about 3:45 a.m. Photo Credit: LiHotShots/Thomas Lambui

Thursday’s been another cold one, with afternoon temperatures in the low 30s, forecasters said.

And, those out and about may see a flake or two, as Doppler radar indicates snow flurries have developed, the National Weather Service said in a short-term forecast announcement.

As of close to 3 p.m., though, there had been no reports of snow actually reaching the surface on Long Island, said Tim Morrin, weather service meteorologist in Upton. With the air so dry, precipitation is evaporating before it makes it that far, he said.

Still, some determined flakes could make it through, and the weather service said, “minimal, brief reductions in visibility may impact the evening commute,” so use extra caution.

Skies overnight will be mostly clear, with temperatures dipping to around 17 degrees by early morning Friday. The day starts out sunny, with clouds entering the picture thanks to a system that “stays to our south,” said Pat Cavlin, News 12 Long Island meteorologist. There could also be some scattered snow showers at night.

Saturday is forecast to bring early morning temperatures around 30 degrees, heading up to the low 40s during the day.

Temps for Sunday? Looking at up to 50 degrees or so, but here’s the catch: The day has potential to be an “all-day soaker,” Cavlin said, with rain in the forecast.


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