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Winter Storm Watch for East End in Effect This Weekend

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch and a hazardous weather outlook for the Hamptons and North Fork from Saturday afternoon through Sunday afternoon, when 4 to 8 inches of snow accumulation is expected.

Winds may be 25 to 35 miles per hour with gusts of up to 60 miles per hour.

Light snow is expected Saturday afternoon, becoming heavy at times Saturday night into Sunday morning.

There will be significant blowing and drifting snow, with “near blizzard” conditions late Saturday into early Sunday. Stong winds may bring down powerlines and tree limbs.

Windchills could dip to 15 or 20 below zero.

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