Steve Souza, left, Steve Sousa Jr., right, of Astoria, and mom/grandmother...

Steve Souza, left, Steve Sousa Jr., right, of Astoria, and mom/grandmother Joanne Souza, of East Moriches, geocaching at Kahlers Pond Park in Center Moriches on Saturday. Credit: Tom Lambui

Long Islanders fear not — the white winter fluff that walloped the West Coast won’t be sticking around here.

But a light dusting of snow had vanished by Saturday evening may return for another quick debut on Monday, according to the National Weather Service.

"There is increasing confidence for a winter storm to bring snow to the interior late Monday into Tuesday with a changeover to rain at the coast," said meteorologists from the National Weather Service in an advisory.

Snowfall amounts for Long Island and the New York City/New Jersey metro area "are the most uncertain," meteorologists said. Predictions will become more specific as Monday approaches. 

Sunday will be mostly sunny with a high of 46 degrees and nighttime low of 29. Temperatures will be in the lower to mid-30s on Monday evening, rising into the mid- and upper 30s.

As the system impacting the West Coast makes it way toward the region, Monday night may also see a mix of sleet and snow that will turn into rain, according to weather service meteorologist Matt Wunsch. 

"In addition, strengthening east winds with gusts up to 40 mph along the coast raises the concern for potential minor coastal flooding," the weather service said in an advisory.

Long Island has yet to see any significant snowfall this winter.

“It’s definitely unusual,” Wunsch said.

With Lorena Mongelli

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