High Wind Watch and Arrival of Winter Storm Neptune Possible Saturday Night into Sunday


It looks like Winter Storm Neptune will be hitting the Long Island area Saturday night into Sunday!

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According to the National Weather Service, the potential for a winter storm is possible this weekend from late Saturday into Sunday. A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for Eastern Suffolk County and Southeastern Connecticut. Those areas could receive 6 or more inches of snow.

The heaviest snow is expected to fall Saturday night into early Sunday. Near blizzard conditions could be possible with visibility at only one quarter mile, or less, at times.

A High Wind Watch has also been issued for both Suffolk County and Nassau County late Saturday night through Sunday. These strong winds could reach up to 25 – 40 miles per hour with gusts up to 60 miles per hour. Wind conditions like this could impact driving, especially high profile vehicles, and cause downed trees limbs and power lines.

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.

For the most up to date weather information, head over to the LongIsland.com Weather Center, where you can find the latest weather forecasts, advisories and more.

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

[Sources: NWS]

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