Update on the systems for New Year's and possibly a close call for Sunday night:
It still looks like the first system goes way north and brings some light precipitation into the northeast on New Year's Eve with some showers for Long Island.
High pressure briefly builds in, so there will be a break in the rain from New Year's Eve at night into the morning of New Year's Day. The farther north you are in the northeast, the longer the break will be.
Strong wind gusts are no longer a threat.
There will still be some freezing rain for central to northern NY state and New England on New Year's Day as the precipitation moves into the area during the afternoon and evening.
For Long Island, it will be a rainy and breezy afternoon and night on New Year's Day.
The potential storm for Sunday night is back on the maps, but it will be heading offshore. The new Euro does have it skim Long Island with some showers late Sunday night. It could be interesting to watch the trends over the next couple of days.
LONG ISLAND FORECAST:
Today (Monday): Mostly cloudy in the morning and partly cloudy in the afternoon and milder with highs near 50 degrees.
Tonight: Mostly clear and breezy with lows mostly in the low 30's.
Tomorrow (Tuesday): Mostly sunny, windy, and cold with highs in the mid to upper 30's. Wind gusts up to 25 mph from the WNW to NW.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny with some more clouds in the afternoon with lighter winds with highs in the low 40's.
Thursday (New Year's Eve): Cloudy and mild with a chance of a few showers at times with highs in the low to mid 50's. There may be a break in the rain at night into Friday morning.
Friday (New Year's Day): Rainy and breezy with highs in the low 50's.
Saturday: Cloudy with a chance of showers in the morning, and then partial clearing possible in the afternoon with highs around 50 degrees.
- 1st to 4th images: Maps from the Euro for 1 PM on New Year's Eve, 7 AM on New Year's Day, 7 PM on New Year's Day, and 7 AM Saturday
- 5th image: Projected snowfall for the next 10 days from the Euro
- 6th image: Projected precipitation through 7 AM Saturday from the Weather Prediction Center
- 7th image: Projected snowfall for Long Island for the next 15 days as a running total from every Euro ensemble member
- 8th image: Projected temperatures for Long Island for the next 10 days from the National Weather Service model blend