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Big Chill Blasts Area, More Snow Coming Tuesday

Parts of eastern Long Island could see up to four inches of snow Tuesday night.

Another icy blast of winter is expected to pummel Long Island and New York City on Tuesday with frigid temperatures and up to four inches of snow out east.

According to Tim Morrin, meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Upton, a cold front passed through the area on Monday, with the coldest air delayed behind, causing temps to drop dramatically Monday night.

Temperatures on Tuesday are not expected to top the mid-teens, with some areas struggling to make 20 degrees, Morrin said; the normal high for this time of year is 38 degrees so the area is well below normal across the region, he said.

On Tuesday evening, parts of eastern Long Island will be battered by a coastal storm that's moving across the deep South.

"The storm is going to come just close enough that we'll be clipped from the Nassau/Suffolk border east," Morrin said.

From the William Floyd Parkway east, from two to four inches of snow is expected Tuesday night, with the chances for precipitation higher in eastern areas including Montauk Point and Orient.

Temperatures will continue to be cold, with a low of eight degrees, Morrin said, but the wind chill won't be a factor as winds have died down since Monday night.

Snow is expected to fall overnight and clear gradually by 9 or 10 a.m. Wednesday. Wednesday's temperatures are slated to reach a high of 26 degrees.


BigEye January 28, 2014 at 02:00 PM
I should have move my 401k into Dairy and Bakery stocks!
Patch adams January 28, 2014 at 11:36 PM
Breaking news, it's gonna rain in the spring
Joe Vette January 29, 2014 at 07:00 AM
You'd think everyone would be driving a 4X4 by now. Get a Jeep! Those one wheel drive cars tie up our roads when it snows. Hope the Gov. doesn't close the LIE Tuesday, I'm LI bound.

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