Wintery weather could bring 2 to 4 inches of snow this weekend


A band of flurries could bring up to 4 inches of snow to Riverhead over the weekend, according to local forecasts, though weather experts have not yet issued a weather advisory.

The snow is expected to begin sometime between 7 and 10 a.m. Saturday morning before intensifying in the afternoon, said Joey Picca, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service’s station in Upton.

The heaviest snow will fall in the late evening before switching over to rain around 9 p.m., he said.

“It shouldn’t be freezing rain,” Mr. Picca said. “The [temperature] will be rising actually through the night.”

The storm should move through the area by daybreak, leaving 2 to 4 inches of snow, he said.

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