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Stormy, but then tranquil this weekend into next week:

- Severe weather continues in the southeast today with the best chance of tornadoes this afternoon and early evening being in the eastern Carolinas.

- The details for Long Island are in the forecast below, but the biggest change seems to be an earlier end to the precipitation (snow) tomorrow morning with the sun coming out in the afternoon. Before changing to snow early tomorrow morning, rainfall should be around 1.5 inches as it will come down moderate to heavy at times later this afternoon into tonight.

- I have included all of the snow maps below.

- If you like sunshine, you'll enjoy Saturday to Tuesday, and highs will generally be in the 50's all of next week on Long Island.


LONG ISLAND FORECAST:


Today: Cloudy with rain developing by around late morning from west to east and then becoming moderate to occasionally heavy at times by late afternoon and early evening with highs in the upper 40's. Wind mostly out of the ENE to NE at 5 to 10 mph, but increasing to 10 to 15 mph by late afternoon.

Tonight: Rain, moderate to occasionally heavy at times, and becoming windy with gusts up to 35 mph from the NNE. A rumble of thunder can't be ruled out in the evening. Lows in the mid 30's as the temperatures will drop fairly quickly after midnight. Total precipitation (mostly rain) through Friday morning should be around 1.5 to 2.0 inches. The rain should change to snow between 4 AM and 6 AM.

Tomorrow: Windy with snow ending around between around 6 AM and 8 AM, and then becoming mostly sunny in the afternoon. A coating of snow is possible, mostly on non-paved surfaces. Highs in the upper 30's. Wind out of the N with gusts up to 35 mph, but gradually diminishing in the late afternoon and evening.

Saturday: Sunny with highs in the upper 40's to near 50 degrees. Wind mostly out of the N to NW at around 10 mph.

Sunday: Sunny with highs in the low 50's, but cooler for the south shore and east end.

Monday: Sunny with highs in the low 50's, but cooler for the south shore and east end.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny with highs in the mid to upper 50's, but cooler for the south shore and east end.


- 1st image: Tornado damage in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Photo by James Utley.

- 2nd image: Severe weather potential for today into tonight from the Storm Prediction Center

- 3rd to 6th images: Projected snowfall through 2 PM tomorrow from the National Weather Service, NAM, and Euro, and HRRR, respectively

- 7th image: Projected precipitation through 2 PM tomorrow from the National Weather Service

- 8th image: Projected temperatures with ranges for Long Island for the next 15 days from the Euro ensembles

- 9th image: Projected temperatures for Long Island for the next 10 days from the National Weather Service model blend












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