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Long Island Weather: 8 Inches of Snow Possible
A winter storm headed for Long Island Wednesday could dump up to eight inches of snow on the area and cause coastal flooding along the north and south shores of the island while also producing strong gusty winds, meteorologists said.
In advance of the storm, the National Weather Service issued a wind advisory for all of Long Island between 4 p.m. Wednesday and 6 p.m. Thursday. A coastal flood warning is also in effect until 8 p.m. Wednesday.
The winter storm, a nor’easter, will bring rain late Wednesday morning, which can potentially impact the morning commute. Rain will then turn over to snow by the evening, said Pat Maloit, meteorologist at the National Weather Service.
The snow will drop at a steady rate, he said, and will continue into Thursday. Forecasters are also calling for snow on Friday.
After all is said and done, Suffolk could see 6 to 8 inches of snow and Nassau, 4 to 6 inches, Maloit noted.
Along with a mix of rain and snow Wednesday, the storm could produce 55 mph wind gusts and sustained winds between 25 to 35 mph, forecasters said.
The weather service is also warning of possible beach erosion and 5-foot high waves across western Long Island Sound and 8-foot waves across the twin forks, the NWS said.