Winter Weather Advisory Issued for Long Island; First Expected Snowfall and Accumulation for Season, National Weather Service

Snow is due to hit our area this Saturday; up to six inches possible in areas, reports say.

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Anticipated snowfall accumulation projected throughout Long Island on Saturday, as per NWS.

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Long Island, NY - December 8, 2017 - Well, for those that were hoping December may be free of any snow whatsoever, alas, your hopes have been dashed.
Initially predicted to be merely a light dusting - anticipated accumulation was only set at 55 percent - tomorrow's forecast has been upgraded into a full-blown Winter Weather Advisory, as issued by the National Weather Service (NWS), due to possible hazardous weather conditions.
With snowfall set to begin by Saturday afternoon and continue throughout the evening, up to three to six inches are now predicted to accumulate, with Suffolk County anticipated to get the highest amounts compared to elsewhere on Long Island. 
However, the actual path of the storm may yet change between now and tomorrow, according to NWS, which could affect the duration and accumulation factors.
Tomorrow's forecast is currently set as being cloudy with highs near 35 degrees, but wind chill values will make it feel closer to somewhere between 25 and 30. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent, with light and variable wind becoming north 5 to 10 mph in the morning.
Stay with for further updates as they become available.