According to the National Weather Service, an Arctic Front will be approaching Thursday morning. Snow is predicted to start developing in the morning with rapid strengthening taking place Southeast of Long Island.
The heaviest snow is forecasted to stay offshore and along the New England coast.
Extremely cold air will be rushing through the area Thursday night and Friday, with the potential for wind chills to hit as low as -10F.
These Winter weather conditions could cause slippery road conditions making travel more dangerous.
A Gale Watch is also in effect in coastal waters from Moriches Inlet to Montauk Point our 20 nautical miles, Fire Island Inlet to Moriches Inlet NY out 20 nautical miles, and Sandy Hook NJ to Fire Island Inlet out 20 nautical miles through Thursday. A Gale Watch means gale force winds of 34 – 47 knots are forecasted to occur, but the specific timing or location is still unsure. Winds like these could prove dangerous to mariners.
Although no School Closings or Delays have been announced yet, be sure to check our Long Island School Closures Page for the latest updates on your local district closings.
For the most up to date weather information, head over to the LongIsland.com Weather Center, where you can find the latest weather forecasts, advisories and more.
To get the latest traffic & road conditions before traveling, visit the LongIsland.com Traffic Center, and be sure to check out the live traffic feeds on our Traffic Cams Page.
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