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Chill returns but chance of snow showers 'low,' weather service says

A woman uses an umbrella as she walks

A woman uses an umbrella as she walks along Perry Avenue in Port Jefferson Station as rain falls Monday morning on Jan. 12, 2015. Photo Credit: James Carbone

Monday's steadier, widespread rain cleared Long Island by late afternoon, forecasters said, the weather evolving from scattered showers into a light drizzle as the last waves of commuters made their way home.

Despite a cold front moving in Monday night, the chance that lingering rain could briefly switch to snow showers was low, said Joe Pollina, National Weather Service meteorologist in Upton. An earlier forecast projected a few flakes and little accumulation.

For Tuesday morning, that cold air means that standing water on untreated walkways and roadways could be frozen, so take care driving and walking, he said.

Look for sunny skies Tuesday with highs in the upper 20s, but thanks to wind chill, plan on dressing more for 10 to 15 degrees, Pollina said. Wednesday is forecast to be similar, but wind chill may play less of a role.

By Thursday and Friday, highs are expected to be around average, which is 36, with no precipitation in the forecast.

As of late afternoon, precipitation had caused some delays in arriving flights at LaGuardia and Kennedy airports, according to the Federal Aviation Administration website,

Travelers were being urged to check with their airlines for updates on specific flights.


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