Quick update from National Weather Service:
They decided to only go with a Winter Storm Warning for northern Nassau on Long Island for 8 to 12 inches of snow. They kept the rest of Long Island in a Winter Storm Watch for the potential for 3 to 10 inches of snow.
Here are the snow maps from the latest HRRR and NAM. I will update again soon when the NWS snow map is updated.
...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM WEDNESDAY TO 1 PM EST THURSDAY...
* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 8 to 12 inches. Winds gusting as high as 45 to 50 mph.
* WHERE...Portions of northeast New Jersey and southeast New York, including New York City and northwestern Long Island.
* WHEN...From 2 PM Wednesday to 1 PM EST Thursday.
* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. Gusty winds and heavy wet snow could bring down scattered to numerous
* ADDITIONAL INFORMATION...Snowfall amounts could be a bit lower than forecast along south coastal portions of the region if sleet mixes in Wednesday Night.
...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...
* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 10 inches possible. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph.
* WHERE...Portions of southern Connecticut and southeast New York.
* WHEN...From Wednesday afternoon through Thursday afternoon.
* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult to impossible. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches.
* ADDITIONAL INFORMATION...There is still uncertainty with how much warm air moves into the area. If warmer air moves into the region, less snow will be forecast, and a Winter Weather
Advisory would be issued. If colder air moves into the region, then more snow will be forecast and a Winter Storm Warning will be issued.