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Possible back-to-back storms on LI next week, NWS says

Just as many are celebrating the departure of Friday’s snowstorm, forecasters are speaking of possible impacts from two other back-to-back storms for Monday and Tuesday.

At least as of Friday neither appears “very imposing at this time,” said Bill Korbel, News 12 Long Island meteorologist.

The first, an offshore storm, could deliver more snow, along with minor tidal flooding, late Sunday into Monday, when a new moon will be bringing astronomical tides that are higher-than-normal, according to the National Weather Service’s Upton office.

As of Friday afternoon, the area including Long Island, “appears to be on the northwest fringe of this intense offshore low pressure system,” though there’s uncertainty as to its ultimate track, the weather service said in an email notice.

However, Korbel said that he and his team are “thinking storm number one goes out to sea,” and are “leaning more towards some light snow Tuesday.”

The generator for that would be a weaker low pressure system that could bring more snow and minor tidal flooding Monday night into Tuesday, according to the weather service.

Though it’s still early in the game, the forecast is for a 60 percent chance for snow from Monday afternoon into Tuesday, said Carlie Buccola, weather service meteorologist.

Uncertainty was high Friday afternoon as to the system’s track and intensity, so the weather service advises to “stay tuned.”

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