Quick 3:45 AM update on the rain/wind and possible ice in N.E., and the LI forecast:
It looks like there will be more in the way of 2 separate low pressure systems for New Year's Eve into New Year's Day. The first will go way north, so it will be more like some showers in the northeast from a cold front on New Year's Eve, which will set the stage for the 2nd storm with some cold air in place in New England for New Year's Day into the night. The storm will still go to our west, but with cold high pressure to the north, there could be a period of freezing rain initially in NY state and New England before changing to rain from south to north. Overall though, the wind threat for Long Island has diminished. Wind gusts may only be in the range of 30 to 40 mph. I will have more updates this afternoon.
LONG ISLAND FORECAST:
Today (Sunday): Mostly sunny with lighter winds and highs in the upper 30's.
Tomorrow (Monday): Mostly cloudy in the morning and partly cloudy in the afternoon and milder with highs in the upper 40's to near 50 degrees.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, windy, and cold with highs in the mid to upper 30's. Wind gusts up to 25 mph from the WNW to NW.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny with lighter winds with highs in the low 40's.
Thursday (New Year's Eve): Cloudy and mild with a chance of showers by afternoon with highs in the mid 50's. The showers will continue at night.
Friday (New Year's Day): Rainy and breezy with wind gusts up to 30 mph. Highs in the upper 50's.
- 1st image: Maximum projected wind gusts through 1 PM Saturday from the Euro
- 2nd image: Projected snowfall for the next 10 days from the Euro
- 3rd to 6th images: Maps from the Euro for 7 PM New Year's Eve, 1 PM and 7 PM on New Year's Day, and 1 AM on Saturday
- 7th image: Projected temperatures for Long Island for the next 10 days from the National Weather Service model blend