Update on the coming northeast storms and the Long Island forecast:
The snow on Long Island will be ending early this morning with most places getting 2 to 3 inches of a very powdery snow.
The storm for Saturday night into Sunday morning will not be strong, but it will produce a dangerous combination of snow, sleet, and freezing rain. For Long Island, it wouldn't really be more than 1 inch of snow before the changeover. Even in New England, max snow amounts will likely be in the 2 to 4 inch range (see 2nd image).
Tuesday into Tuesday night will be a more impactful storm with accumulating snow for the northeast, but for Long Island and southern New England it will likely change to sleet and freezing rain before possibly changing to plain rain. However, it's still 5 days away, so there will be shifts.
LONG ISLAND FORECAST:
Today: Snow tapering off to flurries and ending from west to east by around 7 AM and then mostly cloudy. Total accumulations of 2 to 3 inches. Highs in the low 30's. Wind mostly out of the north at around 10 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy and very cold with lows mostly between 12 and 17 degrees. Wind out of the north at around 10 mph.
Tomorrow: Partly cloudy and cold with highs in the upper 20's. Wind out of the N to NNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday: Increasing clouds with highs in the upper 20's to around 30 degrees.
Saturday night: Snow developing between 6 PM and 10 PM with possibly 1 inch of snow before mixing with and changing to sleet and then possibly freezing rain. Messy road conditions look likely overnight, but it will not be a heavy precipitation event. Temperatures slowly rising from the upper 20's into the low 30's.
Sunday: Sleet or light freezing rain and then possibly rain ending late in the morning, and then cloudy. Highs in the low 30's.
Monday: Mostly cloudy with highs in the low 30's.
Tuesday: Cloudy with chance of snow developing early in the morning. 2 or 3 inches of snow are possible before possibly changing to sleet/ freezing rain, and then rain, but there is uncertainty in exactly where the rain/snow line will set-up. I will continue to update the forecast. Highs in the low to mid 30's.
- 1st image: Current radar as of 4:37 AM
- 2nd image: Projected snowfall from 7 PM Saturday to 7 PM Sunday from the Euro
- 3rd to 5th images: Maps from the Euro for 11 PM Saturday, 5 AM Sunday, and 1 PM Sunday, respectively
- 6th image: Projected 24-hour snowfall from 7 PM Monday to 7 PM Tuesday from the NWS model blend
- 7th to 9th images: Maps from the Euro for Tuesday at 7 AM, 1 PM, and 7 PM, respectively
- 10th image: Projected snowfall for Long Island for the next 15 days as a running total from every Euro ensemble member
- 11th image: Projected temperatures with ranges for Long Island for the next 15 days from the Euro ensembles
- 12th image: Projected temperatures for Long Island for the next 10 days from the NWS model blend