Published: Sun, February 11, 2018
Worldwide | By Victor Meyer

Long Island weather: Cold, sunny Friday ahead of weekend rain

Long Island weather: Cold, sunny Friday ahead of weekend rain

The forecast is a complicated one for the remainder of the weekend, so don't just tune out the forecast after reading this! Subzero wind chills early this morning will gradually crack back into the positive single digits by lunch at noon. This is where we will likely see the precipitation falling mainly as sleet, wither perhaps a little freezing rain mixed in at times, and ending as snow.

Lighter snow is expected for areas along I-70 where a trace to 2 inches of total accumulation will be possible.

The temperature was in the low 20s before dawn and was expected to hit a high in the mid-30s later in the day, the National Weather Service said.

Temperatures will warm for Sunday, with freezing rain in the morning followed by rain showers in the afternoon. Light freezing rain overnight to midday Sunday.

Severe winter weather is expected across the WNIJ listening area starting tonight.

In the meantime, expect below-average cold to continue for a couple more days.

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Ice accumulation of up to.10 on an inch could make roads and sidewalks quite slick by Sunday morning. Still, the further southeast you are, the better chance you have of not seeing of the accumulating snow during the daytime hours.

Saturday: Isolated showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.

For late Saturday afternoon, areas of freezing drizzle.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 40s.

Lower-end snow ratios are often found in situations where temperatures are marginal for snow either aloft or near the surface.

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