A potential Nor’easter could briefly interrupt the first full week of spring and dump several inches of snow on Long Island Tuesday into Wednesday, forecasters said.

The National Weather Service in Upton is monitoring the path of the storm, but at this point forecasters believe the coastal storm will remain far enough south that it won’t directly hit the Island. That means snowfall amounts could come in between 2-3 inches across most of Nassau and Suffolk counties, and up to 4 inches in the East End.

“We’re not looking at what we call a significant snowfall” which is considered six inches or more, said NWS meteorologist Brian Ciemnecki.

But the forecast could change significantly depending on the track of the storm.

Tuesday’s forecast calls for a 50-percent chance of light snow after 1 p.m. with temperatures hovering above freezing.


The likelihood of precipitation is greater from 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. Wednesday, with snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible, forecasters said.

Wednesday is expected to be breezy with mostly sunny skies later in the day and temps in the high 30s. The mercury is expected to dip into the low 20s in the evening.

Temperatures should kick back into the 40s on Thursday and remain in the 50s the rest of the week.