As predicted, snow has begun to fall over Long Island and strong winds are blowing as the first winter storm of the new year makes its way across LI. The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook, with a Blizzard Warning stating in effect until 1:00 PM January 3 and a Coastal Flood Warning staying in effect until 1:00 PM today.
Heavy snow, strong winds, and dangerous cold are expected to last through the night into Friday afternoon. Several schools have announced closings, but many are already scheduled off for winter break.
Roads will be slick, making travel difficult in the morning, and Governor Cuomo has warned commuters to expect closures of major highways such as the LIE as more snow hits the ground in the evening. He has urged residents to take mass transit to and from work as not to get stuck in the snow on the drive home tonight.
For the most up to date weather information, go to the LongIsland.com Weather Center, where you can find the latest weather forecasts, advisories, and more.
For the latest information on local School Closings & Delays, go to LongIsland.com’s School Closings Page.