A weak cold front making its way across the country and ushering in more frigid, wintry temperatures will leave parts of Long Island with some snowflakes falling and a slight possibility of a coating of snow.
National Weather Service forecasts call for the weak front to continue making its way east-southeast, bringing with it a small amount of precipitation that will start over Patchogue and Medford as rainfall.
As temperatures begin to drop throughout the night closer to the freezing mark, the rain will begin to make the switch, first to a freezing rain or sleet mix before finishing as snow on Wednesday morning.
The National Weather Service forecasts little to no accumulations around Patchogue and Medford, however slight shifts in the storm can cause for differing amounts – higher or lower.
In addition, the morning commute could be affected for many drivers with snow falling or ice accumulation on roadways. Please use extreme caution in the morning.
No advisories for this storm have been issued by the NWS at this time.
Once the cold front passes, more winter-like temperatures are expected throughout the week with additional blasts of arctic air forecasted.
Stay tuned to Patch as we continue to monitor this storm.