Update: Thursday Snowstorm Expected to Drop Up to 6-10" of Snow on Long Island


The NWS predicts a high likelihood for snow on Thursday, which could result in half a foot of accumulation.

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Long Island could be in for quite a bit of snow on Thursday, February 9th.

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Update - February 7, 4:30 PM - Predicted snow totals have increased from an expected 6" on Thursday, Febrauary 9, to a potential 6-10". 

Below is the original story. 

The middle of the week is going to be wet and unseasonably warm for February. Rain has already been falling throughout the morning and early afternoon on Tuesday and is expected to continue through the evening. The day's high temperature will be in the mid 40s, and the air will continue to warm heading into Wednesday.

There's a chance of rain early on Wednesday, mainly before 9 AM, and temperatures on the Island could reach as high as 58°; however, the warm weather won't stick around for long. Temperatures will drop dramatically heading into Thursday which itself is expected to have a high in the low 30s and remain below freezing for most of the day.

The national weather service predicts a 90% chance of precipitation overnight Wednesday into Thursday. Rain is likely between 8 PM and 2 AM, with snow becoming more probable afterwards as the temperature continues to drop.

As of Tuesday afternoon, the National Weather Service was predicting 1-2 inches of accumulation in the early morning hours. The snow is predicted to fall into the early afternoon, dropping an additional 3-5 inches on the Island mainly before 2 PM.

Additionally, there is a 30% chance of more snowfall Thursday night, mainly after 8 PM.

A Hazardous Weather Outlook has been issued for the region for the potential Thursday snowstorm.

Friday is expected to be mostly sunny with a high of 30° and 30% chance of light snow overnight heading into Saturday morning.

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[Source: NWS]