Update (8:30 a.m.): The National Weather Service canceled the winter storm warning this morning as the storm striking the northeast brings more sleet than snow to the East End.
The NWS said parts of the East End may see as little as 4 inches of snow in the end, after initial warnings earlier in the week had said between 12 and 18 inches were possible.
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
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 National Weather Service has issued a coastal flood watch and high wind warning for the area, causing hazardous travel conditions on local roads Monday.
Predicted snowfall totals have increased for the East End of Long Island, with the National Weather Service now projecting between 7 and 11 inches of snow Saturday. READ
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory until 10 a.m. Friday and predicts 1 to 3 inches of snow, causing hazardous travel conditions on Southold Town roads through the morning commute. More snow is forecasted for Saturday.
Local growers and farmers say climate change is creating new challenges, with extreme weather conditions, sudden storms, rising temperatures and drought making it even more difficult to cope with a perennially unpredictable Mother Nature.
Commuters should use extra caution this morning because of possible black ice on roadways, the National Weather Service warned. READ
The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for the area through 3:15 p.m. Saturday.