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Today's a beautiful day, but ...

A couple inches of new snow likely Saturday

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Posted: Friday, February 14, 2014 11:01 am | Updated: 11:52 am, Fri Feb 14, 2014.

Maybe Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña was just looking a little ahead when she said during the lull in yesterday's precipitation that it was a beautiful day. Today actually is, as far as the weather goes. The results on the ground of yesterday's weather are another matter altogether.

And the city could get a little more snow in the next 24 hours. There is a minor chance of a dusting for Queens and the rest of New York City early Saturday morning, according to the National Weather Service. It would start around 4 a.m., the NWS says.

Much more likely is a round of snow showers after 9 a.m. Saturday. Those could add another 1 to 3 inches to what's on the ground already.

It being Saturday, at least the snow won't come with a debate over whether schools should be open, like the one that plagued the de Blasio administration over its 

As for melting the mess, some of that will happen today, with the high temperature expected to be 42 degrees. Overnight, the low is expected to be 29, and then Saturday the high is forecast to be 35 — above freezing but not by much.

Alternate-side parking rules have been suspended through Monday for the ongoing snow removal.

Sunday there's "a chance of snow," the NWS says. Monday night there's a also a chance. Tuesday, when the high is forecast to be "near 44," there's a chance of rain or snow.

No precipitation is predicted for Wednesday. Yet.

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