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Long Island weather: Wintry mix Friday, light snow Saturday

The next couple of days will feature cooler

The next couple of days will feature cooler than normal highs, but the thing to look out for is the return of snow -- possibly from 2 to 4 inches on Saturday. Credit: News 12 Long Island

Forget about April showers.

We’re still talking about potential for snow.

It starts with a possible short spate of a “wintry” mix Friday morning, and then, forecasters say, there may be a couple of hours of light snow Saturday.

The brief spell of a rain-snow mix gets started Friday around 8 am, or so, quickly changing to light rain which is likely to continue through later in the morning, said Jay Engle, National Weather Service meteorologist in Upton, based on the late Thursday forecast.

The rest of Friday also brings chances of light rain, with temperatures heading up to the low 50s, still below the average high for the day, which is 54 degrees at Long Island MacArthur Airport.

Early Saturday morning sees increasing chances of rain that could change to all snow towards daybreak, ending later in the morning, Engle said. Less than an inch of snow was in the forecast. Temperatures Saturday head up to the low 40s.

Hold on for Sunday, though, when no rain or snow is expected. Just mostly sunny skies, and continuing cooler-than-normal temperatures, with highs in the mid-40s.

The next major weather service update was to be issued around 4 a.m. Friday.

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