Forecast: LI may get several inches of snow this week

A fast-moving storm system that could dump as

A fast-moving storm system that could dump as much as 4 inches of snow on some areas of Long Island arrived just in time to make for a slippery morning commute. (Dec. 17, 2013) Photo Credit: Newsday Staff

advertisement | advertise on newsday

There's good news for those celebrating New Year's Eve and Day outside -- expect dry, cold weather.

But the National Weather Service says a wintry mix will follow as early as Wednesday night.

advertisement | advertise on newsday

"The potential for accumulating snow is growing quite a bit," said Upton-based meteorologist Joey Picca. "But is it going to be run of the mill, a few inches, or are we going to actually see a total much higher than that, six inches or more?"

How much and when are not clear yet as early forecasts show two low-pressure systems likely bumping into each other over Long Island between Wednesday night and Thursday morning, said Ashley Sears, a meteorologist with the Upton-based service.

If the systems meet more offshore, expect more snow and less rain, she said. Daytime temperatures will be in the mid- to low-30s starting Tuesday with overnight lows in the teens and low 20s.

Comments now uses Facebook for our comment boards. Please read our guidelines and connect your Facebook account to comment.

You also may be interested in: