Wind Advisory Coastal Flood Advisory Long Island Brief Snowflakes to Heavy Rain
Not that we have many but this is another winter storm where snow pretty much bypasses Long Island. Yes there could be a little snow at the start. Maybe it is enough to whiten up the ground in spots. In the end though it is going to primarily a rain and wind event with the heavies rains and strongest winds Wednesday night into Thursday morning. Meanwhile we see on the satellite loop that there are some patchy clouds around this evening but skies should clear out overnight. A weak front is falling apart to our north. Some cold air bleeds southward tonight and morning lows should be in the 20s to around 30.
There is nothing much on the radars to worry about now and there won’t be much until early afternoon Wednesday and a band of snow forms overhead and to our north. I’m not sure how much of this snow actually reaches the ground but if it does so during Wednesday afternoon it will be minimal. Low pressure from the Southern Plains takes a track to Lake Erie and there is little if any secondary development to speak of. Any snow should change to rain late in the afternoon Wednesday.
Wednesday night on Long Island we get into bands of heavy rain, and perhaps even a thunderstorm. Wind Advisories are up as southeast winds pick up to gale force and gust to 50 mph at times during the overnight. Rainfall amounts of 1 to as much as 2 inches are possible. The low moves along with a weather front passing through and ending the rain around daybreak Thursday. Temperatures Wednesday will be in the 30s and rise through the 40s Wednesday night. We might even see a few 50s show up. Thursday should see some improvement later in the day with leftover clouds and some and leftover warm air leaving highs in the 40s. Friday will be a colder dry day with some sunshine. Highs will be in the mid to upper 30s.