STORM WATCH: State of emergency for NY | Storm to bring heavy rain, gusty winds ahead of frigid temps
Programming note: In addition to our coverage throughout the night tonight, News 12 Long Island will begin LIVE coverage tomorrow at 4:30 a.m. to help you get through the storm.
WHAT'S NEW: The massive winter storm, that is sweeping across and gripping the nation, is impacting the Northeast tonight. Long Island will see heavy rain and gusty winds with a chance of coastal flooding and isolated power outages.
WHAT'S NEXT: One of the coldest Christmas' we've experienced in a while will be here and that deep chill won't leave us until mid week next week. New Year's Eve & Day though is looking milder but comes along with a chance of rain showers.
News 12 Storm Watch Team Meteorologist Addison Green says there will be heavy rain into Friday. The holiday weekend will then drop to freezing cold temperatures.
OVERNIGHT: Batches of moderate to heavy rain along with increasing winds and a chance of isolated thunderstorms as well, will move in as a warm front lifts past us. Temps will continue to rise through the night. Avg. Low: 28. Lows: upper 40s to low 50s.
FRIDAY: Storm Watch – The heavy rains will take a break during the morning commute with scattered showers lingering. A arctic cold front arrives midday, briefly changing the rain to a wintry mix to snow through the afternoon hours as the temps will DROP from mild levels to frigid ones. Avg. high: 43. Highs: mid 50s. Lows: mid 10s.
SATURDAY: Christmas Eve – Bitter Blast - Partly cloudy, windy and feeling FRIGID! The eastern half of the island may see a few snow showers. Feels Like: low 10s. Highs: mid 20s. Lows: low to mid 10s.
SUNDAY: Christmas Day – Bitter Blast - Mostly Sunny & still very chilly! Feels Like: mid 10s. Highs: upper 20s. Lows: upper 10s.
MONDAY: Kwanzaa Begins – A sunny day with breezy winds and still trending below average. Feels Like: low 20s. Highs: upper 20s to low 30s. Lows: low 20s.
TUESDAY: Lots of sun and a lingering deep chill with less wind around. Highs: mid 30s. Lows: mid 20s.
WEDNESDAY: Partly cloudy as we continue to thaw out. Highs: upper 30s. Lows: upper 20s.
THURSDAY: A mix of sun and clouds and feeling seasonable. Highs: upper 30s to low 40s. Lows: mid 30s.
FRIDAY: Mostly sunny to partly cloudy and feeling MUCH better. Highs: upper 40s to low 50s. Lows: upper 30s to low 40s.
SATURDAY: New Years Eve – Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Highs: low to mid 50s. Lows: mid 40s.
SUNDAY: New Years Day – Mainly cloudy with another round of scattered showers. Highs: mid 50s. Lows: mid 40s.