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Winter Weather Advisory in Effect for West Islip

National Weather Service expects as much as 5 inches of snow to fall locally.

Old Man Winter will strike West Islip again on Wednesday night.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Suffolk County and southern Nassau County from 5 p.m. Wednesday until 6 a.m. Thursday as another winter storm passes through the tri-state area.

The snow should start falling throughout the late afternoon on Wednesday and pick up during the evening before the storm quickly leaves the area by early Thursday morning.

Storm accumulations will be light in general, as the National Weather Service expects 2 to 5 inches to fall locally. The advisory warns, however, heavier bands of snow within the storm could produce locally heavier ranges from 4 to 8 inches.

Winds should remain lighter than the February 8 blizzard – 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Winds will still be strong enough to reduce visibilities to as low as a half-mile and possibly have white-out conditions for periods.

Roadways could be covered in snow or ice for the Thursday morning commute and the National Weather Services warns that motorists should expect delays. 

Stay tuned to Patch as we continue to monitor the storm.

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