Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos might have brought home the Vince Lombardi Trophy Sunday night, but Mother Nature is bringing more snow to Long Island during the post-Super Bowl Monday morning commute.
The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning Sunday evening forecasting 4 to 8 inches of snow for southwestern Suffolk County, effective 3 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday.
Up to 5 inches of the menacing white stuff is possible in Nassau.
The NWS predicts strong wind gusts up to 35 mph and reduced visibilities up to one quarter to one half mile at times, with the heaviest snow falling from the Monday morning commute through the afternoon.
“The combination of strong winds and a heavy wet snow will bring down tree limbs and power lines,” warns the agency. “Hazardous travel conditions are expected due to greatly reduced visibilities and significant snow accumulations.
“Blowing and drifting of snow with near blizzard conditions are expected due to strong winds,” it continues. “Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an emergency.”