October snow in Riverhead? Really?

WEATHER CHANNEL GRAPHIC | The first snowfall of the season could come to the North Fork this weekend, but be more prepared for lots of rain and cold.

It appears that extended summer we felt for much of this fall is gone for good.

In fact, the first snowfall of the season could hit Riverhead during what is expected to be a cold, wet and possibly slushy Saturday.

Winter storm warnings have been issued for the mid-Atlantic region tonight and snowy conditions could extend into the Northeast by tomorrow, according to the National Weather Service.

The Weather channel reports a 90 percent chance of rain Saturday with snow possible for Saturday evening on the North Fork. Temperatures are expected to dip below freezing Saturday night with a high during the day of 47 degrees. Winds could be as strong 30 miles per hour at times Saturday.

The Weather Channel does not predict any significant snowfall accumulation for our area, though it projects as much as four inches could blanket New York City.

You can keep up with the North Fork weather forecast from The Weather Channel here. Or for alerts check out the National Weather Service’s local office.

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