Snow, rain falling on LI

A woman shields herself from the wet weather

A woman shields herself from the wet weather in the Target store parking lot in Levittown. (Dec. 29, 2012) (Credit: Steve Pfost)

A wintry mix of snow and rain fell across Long Island Saturday, with snow accumulations of up to 2.5 inches reported in the region, meteorologists said.

The brunt of the storm hit late afternoon and early evening. In Suffolk County, the highest snowfall total was reported at Orient Point, where 2.5 inches had fallen as of 9:15 p.m., meteorologists said. An inch of snow was reported in Miller Place and Brookhaven. The rest of the county saw less than an inch, according to the National Weather Service.

"In Suffolk County, it was a little bit of a heavier band that happened to form right as the colder air moved in," said Dan Hofmann, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Upton.


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Snowfall totals were not immediately available in Nassau County. Trace amounts -- less than a tenth of an inch -- were reported at Kennedy Airport and in Central Park.

The weather service originally issued a weekend weather advisory for the region on Friday but lifted it after average snow totals for Long Island dipped below 3 inches.

Sunday is expected to be partly sunny and breezy, with daytime highs in the mid-30s and temperatures in the low 20s at night, the service said.

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