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Coastal Flood Statement issued December 13 at 5:33PM EST until December 14 at 2:00PM EST by NWS Upton NY * WHAT...Up to one half foot of inundation above ground level expected in vulnerable areas near the waterfront and shoreline. * WHERE...Southwestern Suffolk, Southeastern Suffolk and Northeastern Suffolk Counties. * WHEN...During the times of high tide Saturday morning through Saturday afternoon. * COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS...Brief minor flooding of the more vulnerable locations near the waterfront and shoreline. * SHORELINE IMPACTS...Breaking surf of 9 to 13 ft along the Atlantic Ocean beachfront will cause significant beach flooding and erosion during the times of high tide Saturday into Saturday Night. Scattered areas of dune erosion and localized washovers are possible during the times of high tide Saturday morning into afternoon.

Winter Storm Mars to Bring 2-5 Inches of Snow to Nassau, 4-8 More Inches to Suffolk

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The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Suffolk County, and a Winter Weather Advisory for Nassau County as Winter Storm Mars Approaches.

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The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Suffolk County, and a Winter Weather Advisory for Nassau County as Winter Storm Mars Approaches. Both the Warning and the Advisory will go into effect at 3 AM on Monday morning, and stay in effect until 6 PM Monday evening.

In Suffolk, accumulations of 4 - 8 inches is expected, and in Nassau, accumulations of 2 to 5 inches is expected. Both Counties can expect winds of 10 - 20 MPH, which guys of 25 - 35 MPH during that timeframe.

The NWS advises drivers to stay off the roads if possible, as visibility will be significantly limited, and the high winds and heavy, wet snow have the potential to knock down tree branches. The heaviest snowfall is expected to fall during Monday morning's commute.

Although no School Closings or Delays have been announced yet, be sure to check our Long Island School Closures Page for the latest updates on your local district closings.

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[Source: NWS.]