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COASTAL FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM TO 1 PM EST MONDAY * WHAT...One and a half to two and a half feet of inundation above ground level expected in vulnerable areas near the waterfront and shoreline. * WHERE...Bronx, Northwest Suffolk, Northern Queens and Northern Nassau Counties. * WHEN...From 7 AM to 1 PM EST Monday. * COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS...Widespread moderate flooding of vulnerable areas is likely near the waterfront and shoreline, including roads, parking lots, parks, lawns, and homes and businesses with basements near the waterfront. Several road closures are possible, and vehicles parked in vulnerable areas near the waterfront may become flooded. Flooding will also extend inland from the waterfront along tidal rivers and bays. * SHORELINE IMPACTS...Breaking waves may result in beach erosion, and localized wave splashover onto shoreline streets and minor damage possible to shorefront structures.

NWS Issues Blizzard Watch for Long Island as Winter Storm Jonas Approaches

The NWS has issues a Blizzard Watch for Long Island, that will go into effect Saturday Morning, and stay in effect until Sunday Afternoon.

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Predicted Snow Totals for Long Island & the surrounding Tri-State Area.

Photo by: National Weather Service.

The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Watch for Long Island, that will go into effect Saturday Morning, and stay in effect until Sunday Afternoon. The Watch also effects New York City, and parts of North East New Jersey.

Long Island can expect 8 - 12 inches of snow, winds of 25 - 35 MPH, with gusts of up to 50 MPH, and temperatures in the low 30s.

The NWS warns that traveling during this time will be very dangerous, as visibility will be limited - heavy snowfall and high winds will likely create whiteout condition. The NWS also warns that secondary roads impassable - the strong winds could potentially down power lines, and tree branches.

Although no Colleges or Schools have  announced closings or program cancellations for this weekend, 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 Weather Center, where you can find the latest weather forecasts, advisories and more.

To get the latest traffic & road conditions before traveling this weekend, visit the Traffic Center, and be sure to check out the live traffic feeds on our Traffic Cam Page.

[Source: NWS]