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Long Island weather: Light snow to move in after p.m. commute

East End could see up to 2 inches

East End could see up to 2 inches of snow starting this afternoon; most of Long Island should get an inch or less, forecasters said

Light snow is heading to Long Island on Wednesday, but it shouldn't start until after the evening commute, forecasters said.

Expect the snow to begin between 8 and 10 p.m. and it "could mix with sleet and change to spotty light freezing rain or freezing drizzle before ending" early Thursday, the National Weather Service said. "Less than an inch of snow accumulation is expected, and a light glaze of ice is possible."

The weather service urged Long Islanders to "be prepared for slippery conditions and use extra caution when driving on snow-covered or icy roads."

Wednesday should have mostly cloudy skies and light winds, with highs in the upper 20s, below normal, said News 12 Long Island meteorologist Rich Hoffman.

On Thursday, the temperatures rise to the upper 30s and it will be sunny. There's a chance of rain or snow showers on Thursday night, Hoffman said.

Friday, the first day of March, should be mostly cloudy, with the chance of more rain or snow showers in the morning and temperatures in the upper 30s.

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