Nor’easter could drop “double digits” of snow across parts of Long Island

Nor’easter could drop “double digits” of snow across parts of Long Island

East Farmingdale, NY- A powerful nor’easter is expected to wallop the eastern seaboard this weekend with high winds, coastal flooding and the potential for accumulating snow.  Long Island Meteorologist Pat Pagano, says “double digit snow fall is possible” but warns that its just too soon to commit to anticipated snowfall totals because none of the computer models seem to agree on what exactly this storm, could do. Some models say Long Island could get double digit snow totals, blizzard like conditions and winds gusting around 45 miles per hour. Other computer models show the storm moving further east, which would lower the total amount of snow islandwide. On Thursday morning the National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Watch in effect Friday night through Saturday night which calls for six to 12 inches of snow. Coastal communities along the north and south shore as well as Peconic Bay should prepare for coastal flooding at times of high tide. Power outages are also possible with high winds.

The WALK 97.5 New York Cancer and Blood Specialist Storm Center will be open with any closing and delay information as it becomes available.

Photo: A man cleans snow off his car parked in lower Manhattan, Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)