The first big winter storm of the season dumped more than 8 inches of snow on parts of Long Island overnight Wednesday into Thursday days before winter arrives Monday.
A winter storm has the potential to bring six to 14 inches of snow to Long Island between Wednesday and Thursday, impacting the evening and morning rush hours, officials said today.
The National Weather Service’s Upton office said Thursday’s forecast calls for heavy rain and possible flooding, with some of the storms producing gusty winds and potential thunderstorms.
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.
Long Islanders will begin to feel the effects of the brutal cold snap Wednesday night, with wind chill values dropping the mercury into the teens, according to the National Weather Service’s Upton office.
With Long Island largely out of the storm's path, predictions of wind gusts up to 75 miles per hour did not materialize. Instead, Long Islanders were greeted by 50 mph gusts on the East End and lesser gusts in Nassau County on Tuesday.
Sweltering mid-90s temperatures are in this weekend's forecast as a heat wave surges toward the region, according to forecasters. The National Weather Service in Upton is predicting a blazing hot start to the weekend on Saturday with a high near 95. Luckily, the mercury should fall about 20 degrees during the evening, providing Long Islanders with a brief respite.
If you dare to brave the bitter, bone-chilling cold, make sure you wear several layers of clothing and a hat and gloves, the weather service advised. Symptoms of hypothermia include confusion, dizziness, exhaustion and severe shivering, the weather service said.
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.
We get the point, winter. Now go away. Far, far away.
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