UPDATE: Winter Weather Advisory in Effect for West Islip

National Weather Service forecasting a "dusting" to 1 inch of snow Monday.

Update: The National Weather Service has cancelled the Winter Weather Advisory for our area as the approaching storm is not forecasted to drop as much snow on West Islip.

New forecast ranges call for a dusting to an inch on Long Island after the storm is through.

The Coastal Flood Advisory remains in effect for all of Long Island.

Original: Old Man Winter will not give up on the 2012-13 winter season – at least one more storm is still ahead for West Islip. 

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the area and the rest of Long Island from 6 a.m to midnight Monday. 

The storm, approaching the East Coast from the west, has been dropping snow across the Midwest throughout Sunday, with some of those areas seeing about a foot of snow. Long Island will not see that kind of intense snowfall, but meteorologists are forecasting an accumulation of two to three inches, with some isolated spots seeing up to four inches.

Snowfall is harder to come by during the early spring, as the sun's angle increase on the planet's surface, warming it more easily than during the winter. A warmer surface does not allow for accumulation to occur as easily as it normally would in January or February.

A Coastal Flood Advisory is in effect until early Tuesday morning for West Islip as well, as tides could be two feet above normal. Waves along the bay-facing areas are expected to be slightly above normal, but no where near the six to nine foot breaking waves along ocean-facing areas.

Winds are expected to be blustery, but not damaging during the storm at 15 to 25 mph and gusts to 35 mph possible.

Stay tuned to Patch as we continue to monitor this late winter storm.


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