Story by Scott P. Moore.
A wintry mess will affect the Friday evening commute for many Levittown and Long Island residents.
A weak snowstorm will push across the area just to the south, leaving
our area with a brand new coating of snow after the similarly weak
storm on Monday evening.
The storm should start late Friday afternoon with snow showers across
the area before picking up as rush hour begins. Snowfall should be
light, although meteorologists say there could be heavy patches of
snowfall during the storm. A heavier than expected snowfall rate caused
much of the south shore to pick up a few inches on Monday.
While accumulation amounts are expected to remain relatively low –
anywhere from 1 to 4 inches, generally on the lower side throughout the
island – weather conditions will remain similar to the icy situation
Monday's storm had. Forecast models had originally called for higher
amounts, but the storm should not intensify until it is off the coast,
leaving Long Island will less snow.
Melting snow hitting slightly warmed roadways will more than likely
refreeze due to temperatures being below the freezing mark. The refrozen
ice will cause for hazardous driving conditions across the area,
including spin-outs from black ice. LIRR lines could be affected as
well. Please take the commute slow and prepare for delays.
The weak storm should make its way out of the Long Island area around
midnight, making way for a cold but sunny Saturday morning.
The National Weather Service has not issued any advisories or warnings association with this passing storm.
Stay tuned to Patch as we continue to monitor the storm.
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