Before the first full week of 2017 comes to a close, Long Islanders will be preparing for snowfall that will range from 6 to 12 inches today. Yesterday morning's accumulation was more of a dusting, but the National Weather Service expects that today's snowfall will be significantly greater.
Nassau County and Suffolk County are both included in the Winter Storm Warning, with New York City maintaining a Winter Weather Advisory. The snow if expected to begin falling this morning, with the late morning and afternoon seeing the heaviest rate of snowfall. The storm will lessen by this evening and all accumulation is expected to stop during the final hours of Saturday.
Though 3-6 inches are expected for the boroughs, Nassau County should expect higher accumulation of around 6-8 inches. Suffolk County will be experiencing the worst of the storm, however, and accumulation is forecast to increase for eastern communities, totaling 8-12 inches.
Individuals who will be traveling are urged to exercise extreme caution as visibility will be reduced to one-quarter mile or less throughout the late morning and afternoon. Temperatures in the lower 20s and wind gusts of up to 30 mph will add to the hazardous conditions.
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