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Light Snow, Sleet Headed for Area Sunday

The snow will turn to rain around midnight for a soggy Monday morning commute, according to the National Weather Service.

Mother Nature will pay a visit to the area Sunday, bringing light snow and sleet in her wake.

According to David Stark, meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Upton, snow will begin to fall on the East End and other areas in Suffolk County Sunday — the questions that still remain involve exactly what time, and at what intensity

"We could possibly see some light snow later this afternoon, around 2 or 4 p.m., but nothing steady until the evening. From that point on, it will stay snow for a while before mixing in with some sleet around 8 p.m.," Stark said.

Toward midnight, the precipitation is expected to change over to all rain, Stark said, with rain expected for the Monday morning commute.

Accumulation of up to an inch is expected before the snow turns over to rain, Stark said, but if the snowfall begins earlier, and with greater intensity, some higher accumulations could be reported.

Temperatures on Sunday hovered in the low 30s but are expected to rise to the 40s after midnight.

"The morning commute will just be wet, no snow," Stark. Precipitation is expected to taper off Monday, with cooler air moving back into the area later in the day Monday.

Areas to the west of Suffolk County could see a longer snow event and a bit higher accumulation, Stark said.

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