Forecasts: Snow will turn into rainy mix by noon

02/18/2014 9:07 AM |
BARBARAELLEN KOCH FILE PHOTO | Segulls fight for real estate space along the Peconic River.

BARBARAELLEN KOCH FILE PHOTO | Segulls fight for real estate space along the Peconic River.

Between a half-inch to 1 inch of snow may still fall on Riverhead during the morning commute Tuesday, though no weather advisories have been issued for our area, according to the National Weather Service. 

“We’re very close to freezing so we’re going to expect the snow to continue,” said meteorologist Lauren Nash at the NWS station in Upton. “But farther east, you should not [get] too much at all.”

While accumulation is not expected to be as high on the East End as in Western Suffolk — just about 1 to 2 inches of snow — pockets of light to moderate snow may sweep through the area, making roads and pathways slippery, according to a NWS statement. Drivers should travel cautiously in the weather.

By noon, the snow is expected to change into rain, which will continue throughout the early afternoon before tapering off in the evening, Ms. Nash said.

But some relief from the wintery weather may be in sight. Temperatures are expected to rise into the low 50s by week’s end, forecasts show.

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