Winter Weather Advisory Tonight Long Island
Snow Sleet Freezing Rain Overnight
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Winter Weather Advisory Tonight Long Island Snow Sleet Freezing Rain Overnight
We have a Winter Weather Advisory tonight for Long Island. The primary precipitation from this will be sleet however we are seeing that temperatures at all levels are a little colder today thanks to the snow cover and the north northeast wind from New England. That will probably produce some snow on the front end of this as precipitation arrives.
Short range models are starting to pick up on this idea. Precipitation arrives late this afternoon or early evening and then we will have a steady period of sleet with snow mixed in overnight until about 4am or so. After that we will have some patchy sleet or freezing rain Sunday morning. In total we could see an inch or so of accumulation with perhaps a little more in Suffolk County verses Nassau. If we can reduce the amount of freezing rain out of this that would be a plus.
The regional radars to the south are showing some snow developing on the northern flank. Observations show this snow is light however. Movement is northeastward. Look for the radars to rev up during the afternoon over New Jersey and then it moves overhead this evening and tonight. Temperatures are in the 20s and they will stay in the 20s through Sunday morning.
Not much happens for the rest of Sunday into Monday other than lots of clouds and we will watch for some freezing drizzle. Temperatures should very slowly start to inch higher but it will be a struggle. We will attempt to inch up to the freezing mark Sunday afternoon and hover there into Monday.
It appears that the system for Monday night into Tuesday will track close by and enough warm air gets in to make this primarily rain with temperatures eventually getting into the mid and upper 30s. . Barring any additional surprises this will come and go. As far as the next system beyond that for Thursday, there is a chance for an early thumping of snow and sleet before it goes over to rain but this is an early speculation on my part.
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