Up to 7 Inches of Snow Forecast for Long Island

Snow plows on Sunrise Highway in East Islip in 2016. Long Island Press photo

A winter storm is forecast to bring 4-to-7 inches of snow to Long Island on Saturday in what is shaping up to be the first snowfall of the cold season, forecasters said.

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for most of Suffolk County and a winter weather advisory for Nassau Saturday through Sunday mornings.

“Highest snow accumulation should occur Saturday morning into Saturday evening,” NWS meteorologists in the agency’s Upton office said in a statement. “Be prepared for significant reductions in visibility at times. Snow accumulation on pavement will be more
likely in the afternoon and evening.”

The advisory is also in effect for New York City, southern Connecticut and northern New Jersey.

“Plan on hazardous travel conditions,” forecasters said, noting snow-covered roads will make driving difficult. “Be prepared for reduced visibilities at times.”

The snow is expected to start after 9 a.m. Saturday, when temperatures will reach a high of 33, but the wind chill will make it feel between 25 and 30. The snow is expected to taper off by midnight.

After the storm passes, Sunday and Monday are forecast as sunny, but a 30-percent chance of more snow and rain is possible Tuesday.



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