NWS: Long Island could see as high as a foot of snow


It looks like Long Island will experience its first major snowstorm of the winter season.

Just two days after experiencing near 60-degree temperatures, forecasters are predicting heavy snowfall overnight and into the early morning hours.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Advisory effective from 4 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 13.

The NWS anticipates 5-12 inches of wet and heavy snowfall across the island, with the heaviest accumulation expected in northern Nassau County and western Suffolk County. Winds may gust as high as 40 mph.

Here are the expected accumulations, according to the NWS:

Snowfall rates could reach 1-2+ inches per hour between 5 a.m. and noon, according to the NWS. Temperatures are expected to be in the low 30s in the morning, rising slightly in the afternoon, and then falling back to the low 30s again on Tuesday night.

“The hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute,” reads the advisory issued by the NWS, emphasizing that travel may be very difficult.

Additionally, a Coastal Flood Advisory is in effect for Tuesday morning across Long Island.

Many schools and universities, including Hofstra University, have already announced class cancellations for tomorrow. Tap here to see the updated list.

Earlier in January, the island experienced its first snowfall, with some areas, such as Mount Sinai, receiving as much as 3 inches of snow.

Top: Scene from a major snowstorm on Long Island in 2022. (Credit: GLI Photo via Yellow House Images/Andrew Theodoarkis)

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