Long Island could get buried in 12 to 18 inches of snow Monday evening throughout Tuesday, according to forecasters. The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a Blizzard Watch for Long Island, New York City, and other parts of the region in effect from late Monday night through Tuesday evening.
The winter storm warning means “severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring,” the weather service said on its website.
Forecasters are calling for up to three inches of snow on Friday, followed by a brisk weekend with temperatures at or near freezing.
Long Islanders are in store for bone-chilling weather as a burst of snow is likely to hit the area, complimented by strong wind gusts.
The hazardous weather outlook calls for a possibility of severe thunderstorms Wednesday “with the main threat being from damaging wind gusts.”
A mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain is forecast to coat Long Island in ice on Sunday just as the region finishes digging out from a recent blizzard.
Heavy snowfall is on the way, and that means it’s time to review some fundamental Pet Safety Tips to help keep your beloved critters safe and warm throughout the winter storm.