Long Island weather: Several inches of snow expected Saturday

Frederick Owens
December 8, 2017

The risk for snow will extend into southern Virginia and the southern Delmarva Peninsula Friday night. The first snow of the season typically brings a higher rate of crashes and slide-offs as motorists get re-accustomed to driving in winter weather. Fortunately, ground temperatures will remain above freezing meaning much of the snow will melt on contact. Cold on Sunday with rain and hill snow. The higher snow rates will most likely come sometime between 8 a.m. and noon; the precipitation tapers off tomorrow afternoon.

Average temperature highs for the upcoming winter months are 60-degrees in December, 63-degrees in January and 66-degrees in February.

What's expected to start out as rain could become rain mixed with snow or sleet in the pre-dawn and morning commuting hours of Friday.

Other schools on the south shore planned to be open Friday, as of Thursday afternoon. This could cause issues with black ice if there is standing moisture on the roads.

Nobody should be driving summer interstate speeds in winter weather.

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Forecasters said uncertainty still remains about the amount of snow that will fall. This is expected to be a low-end wintry event for the area.

A cold rain will continue to fall throughout Thursday with temperatures in the 40s that don't budge.

A warm-up will begin Friday, with temperatures rising to around 56 degrees.

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