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Long Island weather: Cloudy with light rain; Snow possible Saturday

Cloudy skies are expected Tuesday, with a 50% chance of rain in the afternoon, the National Weather Service said. News 12 meteorologist Rich Hoffman has the forecast. (Credit: News 12 Long Island)

Snow. Yup, snow.

It's still somewhere out across the horizon, but the National Weather Service said that on Saturday, snow -- possibly mixed with rain -- is coming.

How much remains to be seen. But, as of Tuesday, the weather service said there is a 80% chance of some kind of precipitation Saturday, though temperatures could hover just above the freezing mark, making it an annoyance instead of a headache. Snow is predicted before 3 p.m., likely turning to rain later mixing with snow.

Meanwhile, clouds prevailed Tuesday and light rain developed that is expected to abate by late evening. 

Rain and fog are possible overnight into Wednesday, when forecasters say sunny skies and temperatures approaching 50 degrees are in store.

Thursday is expected to be partly sunny, with a high in the upper 40s, the weather service said.

The weather service is also advising that gale winds are possible for Atlantic coastal waters, as well as the Long Island Sound, Thursday into Thursday night and again late Saturday into Sunday.

Thursday night and Friday bring frigid weather, with forecasters calling for overnight lows Thursday in the low 20s and a high of just 29 degrees Friday. Friday night the temperature is expected to fall into the high teens, with that snow hanging out there Saturday.

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