23 Aug 2014
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Snow, Chilling Arctic Air Headed to Patchogue

Temperatures will see a major drop below-normal this week as an arctic air mass settles in overhead.

Snow, Chilling Arctic Air Headed to Patchogue

Get ready for Old Man Winter's biggest return so far this Winter Season!

An arctic cold front that started pushing across the Northeast on Sunday afternoon will continue to blow cold air from the north, dropping temperatures and bringing Patchogue and Medford some snowfall throughout the week.

The cold front will drop temperatures from the 50's, where record highs were around during this past weekend, all the way down to 33° for Monday, 27° on Tuesday, 24° on Wednesday and 27° on Thursday, according to National Weather Service forecasts.

The normal high for Long Island during this time of the year is around 38°.

Evening lows will be even colder as temperatures are expected to drop into the mid-teens during the week at night. Wind chills will be a major factor, even with light winds making it feel several degrees colder.

A light snow storm will push through the area on Monday afternoon through Tuesday morning, dropping anywhere from 1 to 4 inches of snow across the area. The snow should be tapered off before Tuesday noon.

Winds should remain light during the duration of the storm, but heavy snowfall can create for hazardous driving conditions, including black ice and covered roadways.

Snow is also forecasted by the National Weather Service on Wednesday and Thursday evening, although likely showers at that time. A storm is being monitored by forecast models for the end of the week, but the exact track, amount of precipitation and timing of that storm is yet to be determined.

The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook as of 12 p.m. Monday for the imminent snowfall.

Patch will continue to monitor the storm and keep you updated if any changes arise!

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