Snow, freezing rain to return at midnight tonight

02/04/2014 7:15 AM |
Riverhead Town plows on Middle Road Monday afternoon. (Barbaraellen Koch Photo)

Riverhead Town plows on Middle Road Monday afternoon. (Barbaraellen Koch Photo)

The winter storm that struck Monday was only the beginning of what will be a week of snow, weather officials are predicting.

The snow is expected to return at midnight tonight and mix with freezing rain to create a hazardous commute Wednesday morning, according to officials at the National Weather Service which has issued a Winter Storm Warning from midnight to 6 p.m. Wednesday. An additional one to three inches is predicted to fall across eastern Suffolk, with up to a quarter of an inch sheet of ice expected for our roadways.

As for the rest of the week, NWS meteorologist John Murray said Thursday and Friday will be cold and dry and there’s chance for more snow over the weekend.

“There is another system that has our attention,” he said. “There’ll likely be some changes from forecast to forecast. At the current time, what we have is another chance of snow. Slight chance Saturday morning and we’ll see that chance of snow generally exist through the remainder of the weekend into next Monday.”

More than six inches of snow was recorded in Riverhead from Monday’s storm and at least 15 accidents were reported on the roadways.

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