Ship in Suez partially refloated and an update on the Wed/Thurs storm and the LI forecast:
- The Ever Given ship in the Suez Canal has been partially refloated, and there is hope that later today when water levels rise it can be fully floated and directed away so the more than 450 ships that are backed-up can begin passing through the Canal again.
- More details for Long Island are in the forecast below, but the Wind Advisory for Long Island continues until 4:00 today for wind gusts up to 50 from the W to WNW. Tomorrow will be a really nice day and then the rain will mainly be from around 2 PM Wednesday to Noon on Thursday with around 1.25 to 1.75 inches expected. It will be windy behind the storm and Friday morning wind chills will be in the 20's with highs only in the low 40's.
- The snow will be well to the north and west in NY state and New England (see images below).
- There may be a very weak system sliding through the northeast on Easter Sunday with clouds and perhaps a few light showers, but there is time to watch it, and it looks very minor.
LONG ISLAND FORECAST:
**A Wind Advisory is in effect for all of Long Island until 4 PM for winds out of the W to WNW with gusts as high as 50 mph possible**
Today: Mostly sunny and very windy with highs in the low 50's. Wind out of the WNW with gusts up to 45 mph in the morning and then up to 35 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight: Clear skies and cold with a diminishing wind with lows mostly in the low to mid 30's, but some mid to upper 20's in the Pine Barrens area of Suffolk. NW wind at 10 to 15 mph and then becoming nearly calm after midnight.
Tomorrow: Mostly sunny with highs in the mid to upper 50's. Wind out of the S in the afternoon at 10 to 15 mph.
Wednesday: Cloudy in the morning with rain developing in the early afternoon and continuing into the night. Highs in the upper 50's to around 60 degrees. Wind out of the S at 10 to 20 mph.
Thursday: Rain ending by around Noon with some breaks of sun in the afternoon. Total rainfall expected is around 1.5 inches. Highs in the upper 40's. It will also become windy with gusts up to 35 mph from the WNW to NW in the afternoon.
Friday: Mostly sunny, breezy, and cold with highs only in the low 40's. Wind out of the NW with gusts up to 20 to 25 mph.
Saturday: Mostly sunny with highs in the low 50's.
- 1st image: Projected temperatures for Long Island for the next 10 days from the National Weather Service model blend
- 2nd image: Projected highs for today from the HRRR model
- 3rd image: Projected snowfall through 2 AM Friday from the GFS
- 4th to 6th images: Maps from the Euro for Thursday at 2 AM, 8 AM, and 2 PM, respectively
- 7th image: Projected wind chill temperatures at 8 AM on Friday from the Euro