In what is becoming an all-too-real re-run of the plot to 1993’s Groundhog Day (and more than enough reason to seriously question the psychic abilities of our furry, somewhat cute meteorologists Malverne Mel and Holtsville Hal), Long Islanders can again expect…wait for it…more snow.
And this new snow will fall…wait for it…wait for it…just in time for tomorrow’s morning commute.
The National Weather Service has issued yet another Winter Weather Advisory and Hazardous Weather Outlook for parts of Long Island and the region, in effect for Tuesday, Feb. 18 from 4 a.m. till 4 p.m., forecasting snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches with as much as 3 to 5 inches possible.
The snow will develop prior to daybreak Tuesday, it warns, and will fall moderately to locally heavy during the morning commute. The snow will gradually mix with and changeover to rain as the day progresses, it continues, before tapering off sometime in the afternoon.
“Snowfall will make travel treacherous,” it states, “especially during the morning commute. In addition, heavy wet snow may cause some weak flat roof structures to collapse. Tree branches will also be susceptible to falling.”
“A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties,” it explains. “Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities and use caution while driving.”
The new storm rolls into the region on the heels of the last, which dumped up to 8 inches of the white slippery stuff on parts of the Island Saturday. Temperatures in the upper 40s and reaching even the low 50s are expected later in the week.
How did that movie end, again? Guess it’s worth watching at least one more time.