03/02/15 6:00am
03/02/2015 6:00 AM

6 A.M. Monday

More than six inches of snow fell across the North Fork Sunday into Monday creating hazardous conditions on the roads and forcing delayed openings of schools.

While the precipitation has stopped, winds of more than 20 miles per hour are expected for later this morning, which could create some drifty conditions on the roadways.

The sun is expected to peek out later this afternoon as temperatures rise slightly above freezing before dipping back into the teens later today, according to the National Weather Service.

Some snow and rain is in the forecast again for Tuesday night.

5 P.M. SUNDAY

When you wake up tomorrow morning there could be up to 8 inches of fresh snow to greet you, according to the latest projections from the National Weather Service in Upton.

The NWS has issued a Winter Weather Warning and projects between 4 and 8 inches of snow with ice accumulation of up to a tenth of an inch. Temperatures are expected to dip into the low 2os tonight.

The warning is in effect until 7 a.m.

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The site of a proposed business center on Route 25 in Mattituck  (Credit: Cyndi Murray, file)

The site of a proposed business center on Route 25 in Mattituck (Credit: Cyndi Murray, file)

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County Executive Steve Bellone (center) touts the benefits of the county's new sex offender monitoring efforts in Hauppauge Friday. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

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