Long Island forecast: Snow showers, then a warmer week
Snow showers will be moving across western parts of Long Island Sunday evening, forecasters said in a special weather statement.
Long Islanders will see a period of light to moderate snow with visibility briefly reduced down to a half mile in some areas, according to the National Weather Service. Motorists should exercise caution and allow for extra distance between vehicles, the weather service advised.
Sunday night will be cold, with wind chills making it feel between 20 and 25 degrees and Monday morning, wind chills won't let the warmer temperatures through for a few hours, with wind chills of 25 to 30 degrees, the weather service said.
Monday afternoon, under sunny skies, the high will finally reach around 50 degrees, the weather service said. Then Monday's night low of about 38 will accompany an outside chance of showers.
But Tuesday and Wednesday should look much like Monday with highs in the low-to-mid-50s under mostly sunny skies with clouds at night.
Thursday brings a 30% chance of rain between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. with a high of 56 and a low of 43 at night under partly cloudy skies.
Mostly sunny skies return Friday with a high of 61. At night the temperature will dip to about 45 with a 50% chance of rain and a high near 61.
With Michael O'Keeffe