Update on the storm with snow maps and the LI forecast. Watching the next storm trend closer:
First, for the storm coming up from the south early next week, it will bring rain to the Carolinas and head offshore, but it has been trending closer to the northeast coast and may actually clip Cape Cod. I will be watching it and updating.
As for this storm, I have posted all of the snow maps below. For Long Island, it's no longer expected to mix with snow tomorrow afternoon, and the rain may actually end between 2 PM and 4 PM tomorrow from west to east. Total rainfall should be close to 1.5 inches for Nassau and around 2 inches for eastern Suffolk. Wind gusts up to 35 mph in Nassau and 45 mph in eastern Suffolk.
As for the potential mid-month storm, 7 of the 50 Euro ensemble members are showing 3 inches or more of snow for Long Island, so it's not a strong signal yet, but it's something to watch. The odds favor a storm track to the west though with rain for Long Island.
LONG ISLAND FORECAST:
Today (Friday): Cloudy with with light rain developing around 2 to 3 PM with highs in the low 50's. The wind will be out of the SW at 10 to 15 mph.
Tonight: Rainy with lows in the low 40's. The wind will be fairly light and variable.
Tomorrow (Saturday): Rainy and becoming windy by mid to late morning with gusts up to 30 mph from the NNE and then shifting to the NNW in the afternoon with gusts up to 35 mph in Nassau and up to 45 mph in eastern Suffolk. The rain should end by mid to late afternoon from west to east. Temperatures dropping from the mid 40's in the morning to the low 40's by late afternoon. Total rainfall should be around 1.5 inches for Nassau and 2 inches towards eastern Suffolk.
Sunday: Mostly sunny and breezy with gusts up to 25 mph from the NW. Highs in the low 40's.
Monday: Mostly sunny with highs in the low 40's.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy with highs in the low 40's.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy with highs in the mid 40's.
- 1st to 4th images: Snow maps from the National Weather Service, Euro, NAM, and GFS, respectively
- 5th to 7th images: Precipitation maps from the National Weather Service, Weather Prediction Center, and Euro, respectively
- 8th and 9th images: Maximum wind gust maps from the National Weather Service and Euro, respectively. The Euro map is in knots.
- 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 for Long Island for the next 10 days from the National Weather Service model blend