Wednesday's Winds Prompt NWS Advisory, Expected Snow Totals Reduced for LI

Strong winds could create dangerous conditions tomorrow, but LI will dodge the worst of a potential snowstorm.

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The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for tomorrow, March 25. The Advisory will be in effect from 8 AM through 6 PM as winds are expected to blow between 20 and 30 mph with gusts as strong as 50 mph.

Earlier predictions of possible snowfall have been curtailed to a 60% chance of precipitation overnight, with 1-2 inches of accumulation falling across most of the Island mainly before 2 AM. Eastern Suffolk County may get 2-4 inches of snow after 2 AM, and high temperatures will be around 36-37° during the afternoon.

While potential snow will be insubstantial, the NWS has warned that intense winds may knock down weaker limbs and tress that could in turn hit power lines and cause scattered outages. Winds will be most intense during the daylight hours and could make travel difficult, particularly for high profile vehicles.

For the most up to date weather information, visit the Long Island Weather Center.

For information that may impact your commute, check out the Long Island Traffic Page and take a look at the LI Traffic Cams.

[Source: NWS]
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