Three inches of snow expected to fall Tuesday


Light snow Tuesday morning could cause a headache for commuters on the North Fork and may bring three inches to the area, according to weather forecasts.

A Winter Weather advisory will go into affect beginning at 5 a.m. and will last through 4 p.m. tomorrow, said Joe Pollina, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service station in Upton.

“We’re going to see light snow develop mainly after 6 a.m. tomorrow and it will become heavier as the day progresses,” he said.

The snow should be heavy enough to affect commuters by 8 a.m., with visibility dropping to a half-mile or less in heavier bands of snow, Mr. Pollina said. Farther west, the snow will hit earlier in the morning, he said.

Long Island could see between 2 and 4 inches of snow; the North Fork can expect closer to two inches of accumulation, Mr. Pollina said.

Some of the snow may turn to rain Tuesday evening, and the precipitation will taper off during the night, he said. Temperatures will drop into the 20s, with icy conditions possible on local roadways.

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