While the Monday morning commute brought some slippery driving conditions, those heading home in the evening hours are not likely to see that repeated, a National Weather Service forecaster said.
Though the evening hours could see a scattered snow flurry, they are not expected to bring “any type of widespread coverage” of snow on grass and roadways, said Gary Conte, meteorologist in Upton.
The day’s cold, gusty conditions continue, though, with a wind advisory remaining in effect for Long Island through 10 p.m. The overnight hours into Tuesday morning are expected to bring wind chill readings in the 20s, the service said.
Another cold, windy day is expected Tuesday, and Long Islanders are advised to “continue to bundle up,” the service said in a Monday afternoon Facebook post.
Conditions improve somewhat as Tuesday progresses, with forecast highs in the lower 40s – several degrees below the norm of 50 to 51 for this time of year, said Jay Engle, weather service meteorologist in Upton. By afternoon, wind chill is expected to make it feel like the low to mid 30s, he said.
Wednesday – the big get-away day before Thanksgiving – is forecast to see sunny skies and highs in the mid-40s, with those windy conditions pretty much out of the picture.
“Wednesday weather looks good for Long Island – and showers around for Thanksgiving,” said Rich Hoffman, News 12 Long Island meteorologist.
Indeed, clouds increase overnight Wednesday, the weather service said, with Thanksgiving Day bringing highs in the lower 50s, but also about a 40 percent chance for light rain.