The National Weather Service has revised an earlier forecast and is saying the bulk of a messy snow storm predicted for Saturday has missed Long Island.
The southern storm approaching along the Atlantic coastline skirted Long Island and is heading out to sea, radar images show.
Originally, the NWS had issued a "Hazardous Weather" warning, saying a storm Friday night into Saturday
Now, the NWS says there remains a chance of snow showers through Saturday. Significantly colder temperatures are forecast for Saturday night and Sunday. A general warming trend is predicted throughout the coming week, with high temperatures in the upper 40s.
storm should begin before midnight as rain and turn over to snow. The chance of precipitation is 80 percent. The snow should continue through the morning Saturday, leaving 1-3 inches of accumulation or even more if the storm stalls over Long Island.