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.
The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a winter weather advisory for Nassau and Suffolk counties in advance of another snow storm that could dump 3-6 inches of white stuff on the region Tuesday night into Wednesday. The advisory will be in effect from 6 p.m. until noon Wednesday.
"Blowing and drifting of snow with near blizzard conditions are expected due to strong winds. Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an emergency."
Anyone have a blanket we can borrow?
Forecasters say a winter storm is likely this weekend, although that could change in the coming days.