The NWS has issued a Blizzard Warning for all of Suffolk County, and will go into effect this evening at 6 PM, and stay in effect until 1 PM on Sunday afternoon. During this time, Suffolk can expect from 4 to 8 inches of snow accumulation, as well as high winds of 35 - 45 MPH, with gust up to 60 MPH, which will create snow drifts. Drivers are urged to stay off the roads later this evening, and tomorrow morning, as whiteout conditions are possible.
In Nassau County, a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect as of 1 PM today, and will stay in effect until 1 PM Sunday afternoon. Nassau County is looking at 3 - 7 inches of snow accumulations, with winds of 25 - 35 MPH, and gusts up to 55 MPH. Visibility of 1/4 mile to 1/2 mile is expected, however, Nassau residents are also urged to stay off the roads. In addition to the Winter Weather Advisory, tomorrow morning at 12 AM, a Wind Advisory will go in effect in Nassau County, and stay in effect until 6 PM Sunday evening.
The high winds in both Counties create the potential for downed tree branches, and power lines, and locals are urged to be prepared, and stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary tonight.
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