Update on everything - tornadoes, fog, rain, warm, wind, cold, and snow:
There is quite an active late-March pattern with a little bit of everything expected in the east over the next week to 10 days.
There is a high risk of severe thunderstorms today across portions of central, eastern and northern Mississippi, into northwestern Alabama and southern Tennessee. A tornado outbreak is expected with several strong, long track tornadoes.
For Long Island and the entire Tri-State area: Visibilities will continue to fall early this morning. Patchy dense fog is possible, especially during the morning commute. Be on the lookout for rapidly changing visibilities, use low beam headlights, and allow extra breaking distance in case a sudden stop is needed. Visibilities should improve by 10 am.
More details are in the Long Island forecast below, but it will be quite mild today and tomorrow, although there won't be a lot of sun, and there will be some rain late tonight into tomorrow morning. Temperatures should briefly reach the low 70's in Nassau tomorrow and mid to upper 60's in Suffolk before the cold front comes through in the late afternoon. It will also be very windy tomorrow afternoon and evening with gusts up to 45 mph possible (see details below). Saturday will be sunny, but then a rainy Sunday, followed by sunny and cooler weather on Monday and Tuesday.
A strong cold front is expected to move through the northeast on Wednesday night or Thursday next week, bringing some rain and even a little snow for parts of the northeast. It will then be quite chilly next Friday and Saturday.
LONG ISLAND FORECAST:
Today: Morning clouds, drizzle, and fog and then some breaks of sun possible in the afternoon and very mild with highs mostly in the mid to upper 60's in Nassau and northwestern Suffolk and low to mid 60's in the rest of Suffolk, but cooler for the south shore and east end. Calm wind in the morning and then becoming out of the WSW to SSW at around 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight: Cloudy with patchy fog and then showers developing after midnight. Lows around 50 degrees. Wind out of the S at 10 to 15 mph.
Tomorrow: Some rain in the morning with a very slight chance of thunder and then becoming partly cloudy, very windy and warm in the afternoon with still a slight chance of a passing shower. Highs around 70 degrees in Nassau and mostly mid to upper 60's in Suffolk, but cooler for the south shore and east end. Wind out of the S in the morning with gusts up to 25 mph and then out of the SSW in the early to mid afternoon with gusts up to 35 mph, but when the cold front comes through in the late afternoon, the wind will shift to the WSW and then W with gusts up to 40 to 45 mph into the early evening.
Saturday: Mostly sunny with highs in the low 60's, but cooler for the south shore and east end. Wind out of the WNW at 10 to 15 mph.
Sunday: Rainy with highs in the mid 50's. Wind out of the S at 10 to 20 mph.
Monday: Partly cloudy and windy with highs in the upper 40's to around 50 degrees. Wind out of the WNW with gusts up to 35 mph.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny with highs in the low to mid 50's.
- 1st image: Severe weather potential for today into tonight from the Storm Prediction Center
- 2nd image: Special Weather Statement for fog
- 3rd image: Projected highs for tomorrow from the National Weather Service
- 4th image: Projected temperatures with ranges for Long Island for the next 15 days from the Euro ensembles
- 5th image: Simulated radar for 8 AM tomorrow from the HRRR model
- 6th image: Projected precipitation for the next 7 days from the Weather Prediction Center
- 7th and 8th images: Projected snowfall for the next 10 days from the Euro and GFS, respectively
- 9th image: Projected temperatures for Long Island for the next 10 days from the National Weather Service model blend