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Blizzard Blankets Merrick

(Credit: Addys Reilly)
(Credit: Addys Reilly)
Editor's Note: This article was written and submitted by Jaime Sumersille.

The nor'easter that blew down trees and dropped a thick blanket of snow island-wide on Friday will begin to pull out of the region by midday on Saturday. 

According to the National Weather Service, Saturday's weather forecast is as follows: 

Areas of blowing snow and a slight chance of snow showers between 9 a.m. and noon. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 31. Blustery, with a northwest wind 18 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible. 

A blizzard warning remains in effect for all of Long Island through noon Saturday. Travel is not recommended and should be avoided.

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