Old Man Winter has packed a whallop in recent days -- and after last weekend's blizzard, which dumped over two feet of snow in Riverhead in some areas, more of the white stuff is expected Saturday.
According to David Wally, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Upton, as of Friday morning, Saturday's snow forecast appears to be "a light event."
The snow, he said, will be sparked by a "close call" with a coastal storm that is expected to move off the eastern seaboard Saturday afternoon and into the evening.
"Right now, it's expected to pass far enough to the east or south to spare the region any significant snowfall," Wally said.
Light rain and snow are expected Saturday morning, changing over completely to light snow in the afternoon, with the potential for several inches to fall that are associated with a strong cold front.
As of Friday morning, Riverhead is forecast to see two to three inches, with temperatures dropping from the mid 30s Saturday afternoon to the 20s Saturday night.
Wally, however, urged residents to monitor weather reports. "The real uncertainty is with the offshore storm Saturday into Sunday," he said. "A little shift to the west could have the potential for more snowfall."