National Weather Service issues blizzard warning

Snow falling in Mattituck late Saturday afternoon. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)
Snow falling in Mattituck late Saturday afternoon. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)

The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning early this morning that will go into effect from 6 p.m. tonight until 1 p.m. Sunday. 

The impending storm is expected to bring about eight inches of snow, the NWS said. Light snow is expected to develop this afternoon with the heaviest snow coming late tonight into Sunday morning. Points farther east on the North Fork are expected to get the highest totals.

High winds — with gusts as much as 60 mph — will accompany the snow, the NWS said. Sustained winds of 40-50 mph are expected.

The NWS also issued a wind chill advisory, warning of “life threatening wind chills” Sunday night into Monday morning. The wind chill advisory remains in effect from 6 p.m. Sunday until 9 a.m. Monday.

Visibility will be limited as the storm gets worse, down to 1/4 mile or less through Sunday morning.

The NWS initially issued a winter storm watch yesterday. That was canceled this morning for the upgraded blizzard warning.

Temperatures are expected remain frigid for the next few days. The high for Sunday is about 21 degrees and Monday is expected to be around 19 degrees for a high.

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