Merry Christmas!! A few comments only and the Long Island forecast:
Wishing a very Merry Christmas to those that celebrate!
I will post the final wind gust reports later, but so far the highest in Suffolk, Nassau, and Queens are the following: 76 mph at Eaton's Neck, 60 mph at Great Neck, and 67 mph at Jackson Heights.
A Flash Flood Warning is in effect for Suffolk until 7:45 AM, and the High Wind Warning continues until 10 AM for Long Island.
It still looks like the potential for 50 mph wind gusts on Long Island around New Year's Eve at night or in the morning on New Year's Day.
A handful of the Euro ensemble members are still showing a snowstorm for Long Island around the 4th, but the main Euro run dropped the storm, so the odds are fairly low overall. While we will have the negative NAO and AO, the PNA may be more neutral, whereas we would like to see it positive. Let's see how it evolves over the next few days.
LONG ISLAND FORECAST:
**A High Wind Warning is in effect until 10 AM today for wind gusts up to 65 mph from the south to south-southeast **
*There is also a Flash Flood Warning for Suffolk until 7:45 AM*
Today (Christmas Day): Rainy and windy this morning, tapering off to showers and ending from early to mid-afternoon from west to east with temperatures dropping throughout the day from the upper 50's early this morning into the low 40's by late afternoon as the wind shifts to the SW this afternoon with gusts still up to 30 mph. Remaining mostly cloudy the rest of the afternoon.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy with a snow shower possible overnight. Breezy and cold with lows in the mid 20's.
Tomorrow (Saturday): Mostly sunny and cold with highs in the low to mid 30's. It will also be breezy with gusts up to 20 mph.
Sunday: Mostly sunny with lighter winds and highs in the upper 30's.
Monday: Cloudy and milder with a slight chance of a passing shower between late morning and mid-afternoon with highs in the mid to upper 40's.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, breezy, and cold with highs in the mid to upper 30's.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny in the morning with increasing clouds by evening with highs in the upper 30's.
- 2nd image: Current radar as of 6:03 AM
- 3rd image: Projected snowfall for the next 10 days from the Euro
- 4th image: Projected temperatures for Long Island for the next 10 days from the National Weather Service model blend
- 5th image: Projected snowfall for Long Island for the next 15 days as a running total from every Euro ensemble member