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Forecast: Falling temps mean snow showers possible for Long Island

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A man walks along New York Avenue in Huntington Station on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, as light rain falls. Credit: James Carbone

Long Islanders could see snow showers early this week as the temperatures drop, according to the National Weather Service.

Monday is expected to bring a chance of rain that will increase in eastern Suffolk County, meteorologist John Murray said from the service’s bureau in Upton. By the late afternoon, rain will likely spread into western Suffolk County and Nassau County. The day’s high temperature will be in the low 40s.

But Monday night, as temperatures dip to the mid-to-upper 20s, there will be a chance of snow across the Island, Murray said. The highest chances will be in Suffolk County, which is expected to see about an inch of snowfall on the South Fork and less than an inch elsewhere.

Snow showers could hit Nassau County and the western parts of Suffolk County on Tuesday, he said. High temperatures will be in the mid-30s.

“There is a lot of uncertainty with this,” he said.

Look for a mostly sunny and cold day on Wednesday when highs are predicted near 30 and lows near 27.

Cloudy skies come back for the first day of February on Thursday when there’s a chance for a sprinkle or snow flurry and highs are forecast near 40 degrees. A light wintry mix is expected to develop late at night when lows will be near 33.

Meteorologists say they will be tracking a possible coastal storm on Friday — Groundhog Day — when we might see what lies ahead for spring weather, but it’s too early to predict specifics.

Highs Friday will be in the 30s with nighttime lows in the teens.

With Stefanie Dazio

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