Blizzard Watch for the East End This Weekend

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The East End of Long Island could be blanketed with eight inches of snow and sleet on Saturday.

All of Long Island, plus all five boroughs of New York City, are under a blizzard watch starting Saturday morning and continuing through Sunday afternoon.  The National Weather Service warns of extremely dangerous travel due to heavy snowfall and strong winds with whiteout conditions likely. Some roads may become impassable, and strong winds may knock down power lines and tree limbs. The blizzard watch continues until 1 p.m. Sunday.

Some areas could get between 8 and 12 inches of snow, with northeast winds of 25 to 35 miles per hour with gust up to 50 miles per hour. Whiteout conditionals may occur, making travel very hazardous.

Snow is likely early Saturday after 3 a.m. Snow is very likely before 3 p.m. when precipitation is expected to turn into rain, snow and sleet. The chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow and sleet accumulation is expected to be between 1 and 3 inches. Then in Saturday night, rain, snow and sleet is expected, becoming all snow after midnight.The chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow and sleet accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.

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