A pre-winter snow storm coated Long Island roadways with the white stiff overnight Monday into Tuesday, although it could have been worse, experts say.
The National Weather Service (NWS) had previously predicted that up to six inches of snow was possible for parts of Nassau, but the forecast was downgraded to up to three inches as the track of the storm shifted. NWS reported 3 inches fell in Woodbury and 3.5 inches fell in North Babylon.
“Plan on slippery road conditions,” Upton-based NWS meteorologists said in a winter weather advisory that expired Tuesday morning, adding that wind gusts up to 35 mph are expected. “Slow down and use caution while traveling.”
The storm impacting the Northeast is expected to bring higher snowfall amounts to areas north of LI, where temperatures will be in the 30s with wind chill values as low as 25. Temps drop into the 20s overnight.
The storm was also expected to cause flooding along low-lying coastal areas, oceanfront beach erosion, and dune washovers.
Once the storm passes Tuesday, temps are forecast to remain in the 40s under mostly sunny skies through the weekend.