Predicted Snow Totals Increased, Some Schools Closing Early

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The snow hasn’t begun falling yet, but some schools have announced early dismissals and a few have even closed.

The Hazardous Weather Outlook and Winter Storm Watch for today, January 21 issued by the National Weather Service are still in effect from 12:00 PM today until 6:00 AM Wednesday morning. Additionally, a Coastal Flood Statement has been issued for tomorrow from 12:00 AM to 4:00 AM, with tidal departures around two feet above astronomical tide.

Additionally, predicted snowfall totals have increased from 4-8 inches to 8-14 inches. The snow will likely begin in the early afternoon, during which time 3-5” may drop, then continue and intensify after dark. There is a slight chance that the storm will continue until 9:00 AM Wednesday morning.

Highs today are expected to hover around 24° with a low of 13° overnight and a high of 19° tomorrow. Winds around 18 mph with gusts up to 29 mph could make it feel like -5° at times.

Though the snow has not fallen yet, some schools have already chosen to prepare for the worst. Many of those will be letting out early today, and a few have even chosen to outright close for the day. We will continue to update you as more schools decide when to close and when to open again.

For the latest information on local School Closings & Delays, go to LongIsland.com’s School Closings Page.

For the most up to date weather information, visit the LongIsland.com Weather Center, where you can find the latest weather forecasts, advisories, and more.

[Source: National Weather Service]

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