Wet Winter Mess Drops Less Snow than Predicted, but More to Come Tonight

Written by Christian Abbatecola  |  07. March 2013

Winter Storm Saturn dusted the Island with a smattering of wet snow and 40 mph wind gusts last night, but very little of what it dropped remains on the ground. Elevated temperatures made it difficult for the white stuff to stick early on, and what had accumulated overnight has already begun to melt after sunrise.

Clearly this is not the blizzard Long Islanders experienced with Nemo, but the storm is not over yet. Though the low pressure center of Saturn has come and gone, the storm is a slow moving one which still has its tail-end dragging across the Northeast. We certainly will not be seeing the 20 inches that blanketed the Virginias when Saturn came their way; however, a total of 2-4” in Nassau and 3-6” in Suffolk is expected to have dropped by midday tomorrow.

Much of that will melt throughout the day, but a winter weather advisory is still in effect through noon on Friday and temperatures will be in the 30’s again tonight, which will allow for more accumulation and icy roads in the early morning.

Mixed snow and rain will continue throughout the day, turning to mostly snow at night with wind gusts up to 35 mph. Motorists should expect slick roads over the next couple days with potential icy patches as the temperature drops again. The roads won’t likely be closing for this one, though it is still wise to drive with caution.

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