After an absolute mess on Friday, Long Island has enjoyed quiet weather over the weekend.
That will come to an end tomorrow for Christmas Eve as a rather weak disturbance bring rain and snow showers to the area. Unfortunately for the White Christmas dreamers out there, the flakes will only fly well north and west of NYC. Instead they will melt before reaching the ground, which means light rain for us. Those that do see snow will only pick up a coating to an inch.
High pressure then builds in for Christmas Day and should remain in control through Thursday. It will be seasonably chilly. Our next system comes in by Friday, but with the parent low way up in Canada, milder air will be in place so this will be another rain event. Looking ahead to the long term, cold air will be in place for the most part, so there are a couple or things we will have to watch closely. The first and most concerning will be on New Year’s Eve, as a coastal low tries to develop. That of course could be problematic for many folks. The next snow chance may come a few days after the New Year, so no rest for the weary meteorologist going forward!