Long Island Dry Through Friday Rain Ends As Snow Saturday
Strong Winds Develop
Long Island Dry Through Friday Rain Ends As Snow Saturday Strong Winds Develop
Highs today reached the upper 40s to around 50 or so on a day where clouds masked some but not all of the sun away. We have calm winds and as the system offshore move east, skies will clear. Some fog will develop and it could be freezing fog in some areas especially the pine barrens in Suffolk county. Lows will be in the upper 20s and lower 30s in the cold spots and low to mid 30s elsewhere.
Friday will be a quiet it day with sunshine though some clouds could arrive later in the day. Winds will be light southeast from off the ocean and that will hold temperatures back some. Highs will be in the lower 50s northwest Nassau and northwest Suffolk county and mostly 40s elsewhere. Then it is on to the weekend where the March lion roars.
Low pressure moves up the coast Saturday and passes just offshore as cold air rushes in behind it. We will see rain developing early Saturday morning. Around noontime look for a change to sleet and then snow for Saturday afternoon as temperatures fall into the 20s. Long Island won’t see much snow from this as we are calling for a coating to an inch or at most 2 in Western Long Island. However even this small amount will become a problem with the falling temperatures and the increasing winds. This means that everything eventually freezes up after the snow ends early Saturday evening and we head down to the teens to near 20 by Sunday morning. In addition we will have winds gusting to over 40 or even 50 mph at times blowing any snow around restricting visibility. At least the storm is a fast mover so it limits any upside if the cold air were to come in a little faster. Sunday will be a windy and cold day with sunshine and highs in the 30s. This cold air mass will pull away and we will start to warm up a bit on Monday and the winds will ease as well.
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