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Long Island weather: Expect a ‘quick hit of snow’ Wednesday

Vincent Ducharme, field supervisor at Northeast Nurseries in

Vincent Ducharme, field supervisor at Northeast Nurseries in Cutchogue checks the inventory height of the winter red winterberry bushes on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. Credit: Randee Daddona

Precipitation enters the picture again Wednesday morning, expected to start as snow and sleet on Long Island, forecasters say.

But by noon, it should switch to rain as temperatures rise.

Early morning commuters could be spared, but those getting a later start could see a snow-sleet mix begin possibly around 9 a.m. in Nassau and 10 a.m. or so in Suffolk, said Jay Engle, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Upton, based on the late afternoon Tuesday forecast.

It will be “a quick hit of snow” turning into “a rain event,” he said, with generally less than an inch of accumulation for most of the Island, though northwestern Nassau could see an inch.

New York City is under a winter weather advisory, with 1 to 2 inches forecast.

Precipitation is expected to wrap up from west to east later Wednesday evening, the weather service said.

Drier air will arrive overnight Wednesday into Thursday, which is looking to be mostly sunny, warming up to only around 30 degrees.

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