A slow-moving cold front is forecast to hit Long Island on Thursday and give way to a drop in temperatures, gusting winds and a light blanket of snow, the National Weather Service said.

Thursday’s and Friday’s temperatures in the 30s will be five to 10 degrees lower than normal, said Joe Pollina, a meteorologist with the Upton-based service.

Thursday’s high temperature won’t exceed 35 degrees and wind chill values will range from 10 to 20 degrees, the service said, while wind speeds could reach 22 mph.

News 12 Long Island meteorologist Rich Hoffman said the cold lingers through Saturday and could include a bit of snow during the Friday morning rush hour.

Pollina said the chance of snow beginning early Friday is about 80 percent and that between 1 and 2 inches could pile up by the time the snowfall ends at around noon.

Wind chill values will hover between 15 and 20 and more gusts are expected because of northeast winds of 13 to 21 mph, but some may reach speeds as high as 31 mph.

Friday night is forecast to be cloudy, windy and chilly, with a low of around 26 degrees amid north winds ranging from 9 to 18 mph, but possibly getting as high as 28 mph.

Saturday brings sunny skies and a warmer 40 degrees by day, with a 30-degree low under cloudy skies by nighttime.