Long Island has a cold Tuesday night in store and while Wednesday's highs will be in the 40s, a chilly wind will keep the temperature feeling much lower, the National Weather Service said.
Tuesday night's low of 22 degrees will be accentuated by stiff breezes of about 13 mph. The winds will gust higher Wednesday to about 28 mph and despite a high of 44, clouds will dominate and the wind chill will be between 15 and 25 degrees.
Shortly before daybreak on Thursday, rain or snow will arrive but no accumulation is expected, the weather service said.
However, it issued a hazardous weather outlook, cautioning that with light rain turning into light snow, and thermometers slipping to freezing, Thursday’s morning rush hour could be both "slow and hazardous."
Snow then becomes likely on Thursday, mostly before 1 p.m., though about one inch predicted, forecasters said. Thermometers should reach about 31 by 5 p.m. Northwest winds could gust as high as 23 mph.
Thursday night will be frigid, with a low of 13, as a polar air mass works its way to the tristate area, the weather service said, making for a cold weekend.
Wind chills on Friday morning will range from zero — to minus 10 and while it will be sunny, the high temperatures will be just 23.
Saturday, however, has a 40% chance of snow after 1 a.m., though the day should be partly sunny with a high of 31, the weather service predicted, and a low of 19.
Sunday also will be cloudy — but relatively milder, with a high of 34; a nighttime low of 18 is predicted.
Monday should be at least partly sunny, with a high around 30. More snow might arrive Tuesday — though that is too far ahead to predict.
With Joan Gralla