No, it’s not a belated April Fools’ joke: Long Island was expected to get 3 to 5 inches of snow on Monday.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for 2 a.m. to 2 p.m., according to meteorologist Jim Connolly, who is based in the service’s Upton office.
While Montauk could see slightly less accumulation, most of Long Island is forecast to get at least 3 inches of wet snow, Connolly said.
The heaviest snowfall is expected between 5 and 11 a.m., he said.
Temperatures are likely to be around freezing while it’s snowing, but rise to the lower 40s in the afternoon, Connolly said.
On Friday, there’s a 20 percent chance of snow that could turn into rain, Connolly said.
“It does snow in April,” he added. “It’s not totally unusual to snow in April.”
On Tuesday, cloudy skies start the day off for more unsettled weather. Keep umbrellas handy for showers throughout the day. The high Tuesday will be 47 degrees, with a low just a degree less, 46.
By Wednesday morning, the temperature will again be near 50 before topping off in the upper 50s. Cold returns at night, when the low will be in the mid-30s.
Thursday will be partly sunny, with highs only in the mid-40s and lows near 32 overnight.
Friday will bring mostly cloudy skies and a few showers — and more snow — though it will be milder, News 12 Long Island meteorologist Bruce Avery predicted. Highs are forecast in the low to mid-50s with rain changing to snow and sleet. Lows will be in the low 30s.
With Stefanie Dazio