The NWS notes that there is a slight chance of snow showers due to hit Long Island before 11 a.m.
Expected Thursday early-morning temperatures, according to the NWS. Early snow showers are expected, resulting in some slick roads as the morning commute proceeds.
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Long Island, NY - December 12, 2018 - With temperatures continuing their current trend of being below average for this time of year, Long Islanders are in for yet another early preview of winter weather in the form of snow showers Thursday morning that could make for slick driving conditions during the morning commute, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).
The NWS notes that there is a slight chance of snow showers due to hit Long Island before 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 13; after 11 a.m., the precipitation is expected to either continue in the form of snow showers or possibly transition into rain until noon, at which time a chance of rain will continue into the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent with morning lows in the mid-to-high 20's, according to the NWS.
The snow showers and rain in the forecast is expected to make roadways slippery for drivers on their way to work Thursday morning, so motorists are urged to be cautious and give themselves extra time when traveling. Conditions Thursday will be cloudy and a high of near 41 degrees in the afternoon, with wind chill values falling between 20 and 30 degrees with an eastern wind of between 8 and 10 miles per hour.
Frozen precipitation is expected move from west to east, and as a result is expected to be worse in Nassau County and areas closer to Manhattan, the NWS says. The potential snow showers are not expected to be significant enough to produce accumulation.
After this brush with some nasty winter weather, however, things are expected to warm up a bit on Friday, with highs expected to hit around 50 degrees.
The current weather forecast for throughout this upcoming weekend is as follows:
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. North wind 6 to 8 mph becoming east after midnight.
Thursday: A slight chance of snow showers before 11am, then a slight chance of rain and snow showers between 11am and noon, then a chance of rain showers after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 41. Wind chill values between 20 and 30. East wind 8 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37. East wind 8 to 10 mph.
Friday: A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 49. East wind around 8 mph.
Friday Night: Rain, mainly after 9pm. Low around 42. Southeast wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Saturday: Rain. High near 51. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Saturday Night: A 30 percent chance of rain before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38.
Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 46.
Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36.