After a day of heavy snow and rain, another blast of snow is headed for the entire New York and Long Island region Thursday night, with western areas seeing the highest accumulations.
According to Lauren Nash, meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Upton, the second round of heavy snow will bring highest accumulations to the New York City area, with three to eight inches. As the snow heads to Nassau County and western Suffolk, two to five inches are forecast, with the lowest totals expected to fall on the East End, with one to four inches.
The rain is slated to change back to snow after 8 p.m. and become heavy at times overnight especially across the New York City metro area and Nassau County
Moderate to heavy snow is forecast to fall until 5 a.m.; "thunder snow" is possible.
Northwest winds of 15 to 25 miles per hour, with gusts of 35 to 40 miles an hour, are expected Friday morning.
Impacts include downed tree lines and possible drifting snow; heavy "water laden snowpack" could cause weak, flat-roof structures to collapse, according to the NWS.
Overnight travel and the morning commute will see the brunt of the snow, with snow-covered roads; conditions are expected to improve rapidly after sunrise.