Update (noon): Supervisor Sean Walter issued a travel advisory late Tuesday morning urging drivers to reduce speed if they have to travel today. Roads are slush covered, the advisory notes, and should improve with additional rain and higher temperatures. READ
The winter storm bearing down on the North Fork Tuesday may switch over to rain for brief periods tomorrow afternoon, causing the National Weather Service to cancel the blizzard watch. A winter storm warning, however, remains in effect starting at midnight Tuesday, the NWS said. READ
The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Watch and predicts 12 to 18 inches of snow will accumulate between Monday night and Tuesday night.
Don’t get too used to today’s warm weather — the East End is expected to get 4 to 7 inches of snow Friday, according to the National Weather Service. READ
UPDATE: The National Weather Service issued a High Wind Watch for Monday. Potential gusts of 60 mph can be expected with steady winds of 25-35 mph, which can blow down tree limbs and power lines.
The watch is in effect from Monday morning through the afternoon, the NWS said.
It won’t be anywhere as extreme as Thursday’s blizzard, but more winter weather is headed for the East End. READ
The blizzard that shut down most of the North Fork Thursday, and that has already forced the Riverhead School District to close again for Friday, began to taper off late in the afternoon. READ
Check back here for updates on school closings, delayed openings, early dismissals and event cancellations.
• Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School will be closed Friday.
• Peconic Community School will be closed Friday.
• Riverhead Charter School will be closed Friday.
• Riverhead school district will be closed Friday.
• Shoreham-Wading River school district will be closed Friday.
• St. David’s School will be closed Friday.
• St. Isidore School will be closed Friday.
The National Weather Service’s latest blizzard warning for Suffolk County predicts 12 to 16 inches of snow Thursday.