Update on the snow early next week, if there is more snow on the horizon, and the LI forecast:
After a very cold upcoming weekend in the northeast, all of the models (Euro, GFS, ICON, Canadian, and UKMET) now show some snow for Long Island, but there will be a sharp cutoff to the northeast, so there may not be much snow in southern New England once you go beyond SW CT. The Euro and its ensembles really showed a big change with the sharp cutoff to the northeast (see images below), and the Euro also had a later start of the snow on Long Island. Overall though, there is the potential for 2 to 4 inches in Nassau and 1 to 3 inches in Suffolk from late Monday night into Tuesday afternoon or evening, but let's see how this evolves and what the higher resolution models like the NAM, RGEM, and HRRR show once we are within range.
After that, the next storm should bring some snow to parts of North Carolina and possibly southern Virginia and northern South Carolina as it heads east and intensifies off the coast.
It doesn't really look good for any potential snowstorms on the horizon going forward into early February.
LONG ISLAND FORECAST:
Today (Friday): Mostly sunny, but some more clouds by late afternoon as the cold front comes through. Highs in the low 40's. Becoming windy by late afternoon with gusts up to 25 mph from the WNW.
Tonight: Clear to partly cloudy, breezy and cold with lows in the low to mid 20's. Wind out of the WNW with gusts up to 25 mph.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, windy, and cold with highs only around 31 or 32 degrees. Wind gusts up to 35 mph from the NW. The wind chill temperatures will be in the teens all day.
Sunday: Mostly sunny and still a little breezy with highs in the mid 30's.
Monday: Increasing clouds in the afternoon with highs of 36 to 38 degrees.
Monday night: Cloudy with a 60% chance of snow showers developing after midnight. Lows in the upper 20's.
Tuesday: Cloudy with a 60% chance of light to moderate snow, ending in the late afternoon or early evening. Highs in the mid 30's. There is the potential for total accumulations of 2 to 4 inches in Nassau and 1 to 3 inches in Suffolk.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny with highs in the mid 30's.
Thursday: Partly cloudy with highs in the mid to upper 30's.
- 1st and 2nd images: Maps from the GFS for 7 AM and 1 PM on Tuesday
- 3rd to 5th images: Projected snowfall through 7 AM Wednesday from the Euro ensemble mean, Euro, and UKMET
- 6th and 7th images: Projected snowfall for Long Island and Boston, respectively, for the next 15 days as a running total from every Euro ensemble member
- 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 NWS model blend