Late Winter Storm to Welcome Spring’s Arrival

It may not look or feel like Spring, but here it comes with a dash of icy snow and freezing rain just days before its arrival.

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By the look and feel of the weather, it doesn’t appear that spring is arriving anytime soon, but this Wednesday is its official start.

Just days before spring’s arrival, Long Island has been hit with snow again on Monday. Fortunately, it’s only a dusting to 2 inches that was accumulated from Winter Storm Ukko.

Snow started to fall Monday night across parts of the tri-state area. It has not amounted to what has been seen with winter storms Saturn or Nemo, but the slushy and icing conditions do make driving more difficult.

Visibility is also reduced to less than a mile in some areas as the night brings on more freezing rain, according to AccuWeather. There are also winds from the South coming at 20 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph that shifted to the North after midnight.

Going into Tuesday, Long Island will see overcast with rain at least through the morning. By Tuesday night, it will feel like the teens with the temperature dropping near freezing and strong winds, according to Fios1 Weather Center.

Spring arrives this week, but it comes with a cold start.