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Taylor K. Vecsey

03/20/18 7:23am

Update (March 20, 5 p.m.): The National Weather Service has increased the snow accumulations in the forecast for the fourth nor’easter expected to hit the area in as many weeks.

The North Fork could see 10 to 15 inches, according to Faye Morrone, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Upton. Previously, 4 to 7 inches of snow were expected on the North Fork. READ

03/12/18 8:55am

Update (March 12, 4 p.m.): The North Fork is still looking at getting the heaviest snowfall on Long Island, forecasters said in an update Monday afternoon.

From the National Weather Service in Upton, meteorologists said 6 to 12 inches will fall on the North Fork, starting around midnight.

A winter storm warning is in effect from midnight until 6 p.m. on Tuesday.

It may begin as a mixture of rain and snow, then become heavier between 1 and 3 a.m. and continue through the morning commute.

The snow will fall steadily through lunchtime, and taper off between 1 and 3 p.m.

There may be some snow showers in the evening, causing roads to become slippery with patchy black ice Tuesday night.

Winds Tuesday will become noticeably stronger after 4 a.m. and last through much of the morning. Gusts of up to 40 mph are expected on the North Fork. They will subside in the afternoon.

Originally (March 12, 8:50 a.m.): Suffolk County is under a winter storm warning with 8 to 10 inches in the forecast for the East End.

The winter storm warning is in effect from 8 p.m. Monday to 6 p.m. on Tuesday for southeast New York and portions of southern Connecticut.   READ

03/06/18 6:40am

Update (March 5, 4 p.m.): The track of a coastal storm has moved further west, meaning the East End will not much snow Wednesday, forecasters said.

About 1 to 3 inches of snow is expected to fall throughout the nor’easter on Wednesday, but it will be mainly a wind and rain event for the East End, according to Jim Connolly, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Upton.

A winter storm watch that was in effect for the eastern end of Long Island has been downgraded to a winter weather advisory, in effect from midnight to 4 a.m. on Thursday.

“Wet snow” is expected with accumulations of 2 to 4 inches, according to the advisory, but Mr. Connolly said it will be closer to 1 to 3 inches on the Twin Forks.

Road conditions will be slippery, including during the morning commute on Wednesday, the NWS said.

Snow will change over to rain by late morning, which will continue until the storm ends. “There may be a coating of snow at the end,” he said.

It will be windy, though, with some gusts up to 50 mph, he said.

Originally: While a winter storm warning was issued for areas further west on Long Island ahead of Wednesday’s nor’easter, less snow will fall on the East End, forecasters said Tuesday morning. READ