Brief Blast of Snow Expected for Saturday, Icy Temps Linger
One to two inches are expected on Saturday.
According to Lauren Nash, meteorologist with the National Weather Service at Upton, a cold front will sweep through the Long Island and New York City area on Saturday afternoon, bringing a fresh blast of powder, with one to two inches expected across the entire region.
Temperatures are slated remain icy and below normal: The high at Islip is normally 38 degrees at this time of year; temps around the area will continue to top out at 20 degrees Thursday, with a wind chill index still hovering on or below zero.
Friday's temperatures are expected to be even colder, with highs in the lower teens and a wind chill index of below zero.
On Saturday, the frigid cold continues; although highs in the lower 30s are forecast, the wind chill index will remain in the single digits and rise only to the teens on Saturday afternoon.
Snow is expected to clear out of the area by midnight Saturday.