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Weather Service: 4-6 inches of snow expected starting Saturday night

JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO

JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO

A winter storm watch is in effect starting 7 p.m. Saturday and extending overnight into Sunday morning, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

An estimated 4-6 inches of snow is expected to fall across Shelter Island, slightly less than the estimate of 4-7 inches listed in the winter storm warning, which includes all of Long Island and parts of Connecticut and New Jersey, according to Carlie Buccola, a meteorologist with the NWS in Upton.

“Any snow that falls will met quickly,” Ms. Buccola said. Clouds are expected to decrease Sunday and the temperature will climb to 42 degrees. The temperatures will increase starting next week and rain is expected Monday, which would help melt the remaining snow.

Depending on how much rain mixes in with the snow Saturday into Sunday could affect the snow totals, Ms. Buccola said.

The winter storm warning cautions that travel conditions could become difficult Saturday night and reductions in visibility are possible.

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