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Winter Storm Could Dump 5 Inches of Snow on Long Island

Winter Storm Could Dump 5 Inches of Snow on Long Island”

The advisory says two to four inches of snow can be expected.

An inch of snow accumulation is possible, and the high should only climb up to 40 degrees, according to the NWS.

The National Weather Service is predicting Friday's high in Columbia could be around 78 degrees with a 20 percent chance of showers and a low of 41 that night. The storms could be south of a line from Gardner to Sedalia, according to the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill. The area could look like this again Friday.

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Then, there's the bitter cold in store this weekend with evening temperatures expected in the teens.

Friday, it will be mostly sunny with a high near 44, the weather service said, and a northeast wind of 9 to 11 miles per hour. "Friday night into Saturday morning is the target window for us". The weather service is also keeping an eye on several models showing another possible system moving through the region next Monday and Tuesday.

Travel could be impacted late Saturday night through Sunday morning as temperatures fall below freezing, to the upper 20s by daybreak.

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Sunday night: A chance of rain before 2am, then a chance of rain and snow between 2am and 5am, then a chance of snow after 5am.

Wind gusts of up to 60 miles per hour are expected at times. Heavy snow, with accumulation of 6-8 inches is expected.

Total snowfall for the season to date in Newark, as of February 28, was 20.6 inches, or 2.4 inches below normal.

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The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) has issued an agency preparedness "snow alert" for Friday at 1 a.m. Partly cloudy skies will follow into Saturday night, with a low around 12.



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