A fast-moving winter storm may dump six or more inches of snow on Long Island this week, although the forecast may change with the track of the storm, forecasters said.
More than a foot of snow is forecast for parts of the East End with four to six inches for western Long Island, meteorologists warned Saturday as a winter storm hit the area.
Snow will develop Saturday morning and continue into the evening, forecasters said. It could cause snow-covered roads and reduced visibility of a mile or less, the NWS said. The agency urged drivers to use caution.
Accumulation on Friday was minimal across parts of the Island. The weather service was reporting 2-4 inches as rush hour hit and snow-covered roadways possibly leading to slippery travel.
Enjoy what’s left of beach season, because Long Island is forecast to see more snow than usual this winter, according to recently released long-term predictions by the nation’s two oldest farmers’ almanacs. The New Hampshire-based Farmers' Almanac, which is celebrating its 200th anniversary in print, wrote that the Northeast will be “ice cold and snow filled.” And its 225-year-old competitor, the Maine-based Old Farmer’s Almanac, wrote that southeastern New York will be snowy, but with mild temperatures.
If you were slightly annoyed by winter’s last gasp (we hope), well there’s good news on the horizon. Monday’s forecast calls for clouds to give way to sunny skies, with the temperature rising to 47 degrees. But Monday evening will feel brisk thanks to potential 20 mph wind gusts, forecasters said.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for parts of Nassau and Suffolk counties on Sunday, the first day of spring, warning of—you guessed it—snow. You can thank Winter Storm Regis, which has been dumping snow across the Midwest on its trek east, morphing into a good, old-fashioned weekend nor’easter—just in time for the Monday morning commute.
Although there is still “considerable uncertainty,” surrounding the storm, the NWS reports a 70 percent chance of snow Sunday with a high of 36 degrees, plus 26 mph wind gusts. The temperature will drop into the low 30s when the sun goes down and snow is likely to continue throughout the night and into the Monday morning commute.