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"Winter Storm Watch" ...Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from Sunday evening through Monday afternoon... * locations...the New York City and New Jersey metropolitan areas...Long Island...and southeastern coastal Connecticut. * Hazard types...snow...sleet...freezing rain and rain. * Accumulations...snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches...with a tenth to a quarter inch of ice across northern portions of the New York City and New Jersey metropolitan areas and northwestern Long Island. Snow accumulation of 3 to 6 inches and a few hundredths of an inch of ice across southern portions of the New York City and New Jersey metropolitan areas and southeastern portions of Long Island and coastal Connecticut. * Winds...northeast 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. * Temperatures...in the upper 20s to lower 30s. * Visibilities...one quarter mile or less at times. * Timing...late Sunday night through Monday. * Impacts...hazardous travel due to reduced visibilities and significant snow...sleet and ice accumulations. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant snow...sleet...or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts. -- Sunday Feb.01 15,01:00 AM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

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If you're from out of town, or simply looking to learn more about the local attractions on Long Island, then you'll never want to miss out on any of our Travel & Local Attractions articles. Filled with guides and pointers for traveling on Long Island, this section has everything you'll want to know about where to go on Long Island.

Romantic Surprises Your Special Someone Will Love

Surprise your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day with one of these romantic gestures & gifts!

Experience the Gold Coast Lifestyle of LI’s Rich and Famous

Take a day trip to the estate of one of LI's most powerful families, and take a step back in time to soak in the elegance of their history!

MTA Long Island Rail Road Sets New Goals to Boost On-Time Performance & Improve Fleet Reliability

Push Comes as Nation's Busiest Commuter Line Reports More Ridership Gains.

Indulge in Afternoon Tea at One of Long Island’s Best Tea Rooms and Cafés

Enjoy a steaming cup of tea and reap the health benefits at one of LI's tea rooms!

Make the Most Out of the East End this Winter: Enjoy Museums, Beaches, Walk Around Towns & More During the Off Season!

If you love to travel and explore, heading out to the East End might be the destination for you this winter!

Hike Across LI This Winter & Enjoy Great Trails & Great Health Benefits

If you love the great outdoors, and you’re looking for a fun way to stay in shape this Winter, then hiking along some of LI’s amazing trails just might be your new favorite thing to do!

Guide to Hiking the Greenbelt Trail System

Take your New Year's resolutions seriously when you take a hike on the Long Island Greenbelt Trail, or the other trails in the greenbelt system.

Kid-Friendly Museums to Explore on Long Island

Follow your child's passions and let them grow by exploring the many educational and inspiring museums that Long Island has to offer!

LongIsland.com’s 2015 January Family Fun Guide: Ring in the New Year with Tons of Activities, Events & Winter Fun!

2015 is starting off with a ton of great fun - from nature walks and craft making, to concerts and indoor play, there are tons of great ways to enjoy the month of January - indoors and ...

Hot Spots: Weekend Watch for Music, Dance & Your Last Chance at the Holiday Lights Spectacular

Kick-off the first weekend to the New Year on the right foot with entertainment featuring music, dance and more! This is also the last weekend to enjoy the Holiday Lights Spectacular.

Places on Long Island to Bring Visiting Family & Out-of-Towners

Here are some great ideas of fun things you can do to keep you and your visiting out-of-towners busy!

Hot Spots: Weekend Watch on Things to Do Over Holiday Break

Looking for entertainment after Christmas and over the holiday weekend? We have the information you need to plan ahead.

Ringing in the New Year: Watching the Ball Drop at Home

Skipping on going to the City to watch The Ball drop this New Year’s Eve? Then why not just watch it from home!

Wet, Warm, & Windy: Heavy Rainfall & High Winds Expected for Christmas Eve & Christmas

With Christmas Eve just a day away, the holiday forecast is calling for heavy rains Christmas Eve into Christmas morning.

MTA Is the Best Way to Travel During Christmas and New Year’s Holidays

Special Schedules Will Affect Subways, Buses and Railroads.

LIRR Adding Extra Trains New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day

Alcoholic Beverages Banned on Trains, Platforms & Stations for 24 Hours.

LIRR Adding 13 Extra Afternoon Eastbound Trains from Penn Station on Christmas Eve for Early Holiday Getaway

MTA Long Island Rail Road is adding 13 trains to its eastbound afternoon schedule from Penn Station on Christmas Eve, Wednesday, December 24, to accommodate the large number of customers leaving work early to begin their Christmas ...

Making the Most Out of New Year’s Eve in New York City

If you're planning on heading to New York City to watch the ball drop, prepare yourself beforehand with these tips!

Hot Spots: Weekend Watch for Spectacular Holiday Shows & Events

Don't miss all the spectacular winter holiday shows and events taking place at the end of this week!
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