(East Farmingdale, NY)- A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for Long Island staring today at 2pm through tomorrow afternoon. The National Weather Service update at 6am, said we could see snowfall rates of 1-2 inches of snow per hour. But when all is said and done and the storm is over, the exact amount of snow we’ll see is still uncertain. The National Weather Service says that if the storm tracks more to the north, Long Island could see rain mixing in with the snow and lower our overall totals, If the storm tracks more to the south, we could see a foot of snow or more in some areas. Strong winds and coastal flooding are also big concern. Winds could gust up to 50mph tonight into tomorrow creating near blizzard-like conditions. Traveling could be dangerous and difficult during the storm. Power outages are expected. Coastal flooding is also expected with high tides this evening and tomorrow morning. Waves on the South Shore will be breaking around 10 feet and on the Long Island Sound, waves up to 6 feet are expected.
WALK 97.5 Meterologist Pat Pagano predicts that we should see total accumulations of 6-10 inches of snow across the Island but 5-8 along the South Shore and 2-4 inches on the East End. The WALK 97.5 New York Cancer and Blood Specialist Storm Center will be open with updated storm information and details on closings and delays.
Read more about what the National Weather Service has to say about the storm here.
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