Close to a foot of snow is expected in Montauk on Saturday, as a winter storm moves over eastern Long Island.
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According to the latest forecast from the National Weather Service, snowfall will be heaviest on the East End and in southeastern Connecticut. Expected total snow accumulations rise from about 3 inches in Manhattan, 9 inches in Islip, to 11 inches or more in Montauk. Snow is expected to begin around 9 a.m. on Saturday, remaining heavy until early Sunday morning. North wind increasing by 2 p.m. to about 18 miles per hour will make for occasional white-out conditions.
The weather service office in Upton issued a winter storm warning for the region from 7 a.m. Saturday to 1 a.m. Sunday for eastern Suffolk. Because of dangerous road conditions, it recommended travel only in case of emergency and that anyone who did have to go out bring a working flashlight and emergency food and water.