Another winter storm is forecast to potentially dump up to 8 inches or more of snow on Long Island over the weekend, setting up a harsh start to the month of March.
Temperatures are expected to remain below freezing under sunny skies until Saturday night, when clouds will move in before the flakes start falling Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.
“There is the potential for 8 inches or more of snow from Sunday night into early Monday evening,” meteorologists in the agency’s Upton office said in a statement. “Any change in the track and intensity of the system may have an impact on the amount and type of precipitation expected.”
Forecasters say that there is also a possibility that the tri-state area could be no snow at all this weekend, but that scenario appears unlikely.
The likely snowfall comes just as many snow piles from a series of storms over the past two months has finally melted away, leaving behind only the largest frozen mounds.
An arctic blast from the polar vortex is also expected next week is forecast to keep temperatures below freezing through next Thursday, meaning messy, snow-covered roadways will likely remain an issue.