Temperatures Drop as Snowfall Winds Down Across Northeast


Experts call for below freezing temperatures following Friday’s snowfall.

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As the snow begins to dissipate on Long Island, experts say that we are not done with the winter weather just yet. Temperatures on Long Island and throughout the Northeast are expected to drop to below freezing, and even below zero in some areas.

Widespread snowfall continued throughout Friday morning. Around noon, temperatures dropped to around 17 degrees in Montauk and 15 degrees in western parts of Long Island.

According to the National Weather Service, the high for today is expected to be around 16 degrees in Floral Park, with a low of -4 with the wind chill. Despite sunny conditions in Babylon, the low for Friday is expected to be -6, with wind gusts as high as 37 mph.

The chilly temperatures will let up slightly on Friday night. In Huntington, the night’s low will be 3 degrees, but winds are expected to die down to between 5 and 9 mph.

As we move into Saturday, temperatures will go up but will still remain below freezing throughout Long Island. In Kings Park, the high for Saturday will be near 27 degrees, and winds are expected to be 5 to 10 mph.

In Patchogue, the low for Saturday night is expected to be around 25 degrees, with a southwest wind blowing at 7 to 10 mph.

Saturday’s cold weather should be the last of the winter storm conditions for the week. On Sunday, there is a slight chance of rain, freezing rain and sleet throughout Long Island. However, the chance of precipitation is 30%, and any harsh weather should clear up before 11 a.m. and turn into patches of fog.

Temperatures will go back up on Sunday, with a high of around 45 degrees.

[Source: National Weather Service]

Video via the NWS New York, NY Official YouTube Page.