Long Islanders are now experiencing the calm before the second storm, as the National Weather Service is predicting more snow to hit the area Thursday night.
A winter storm warning remains in effect for Nassau County until 6 a.m. Friday. Thursday’s storm dropped over 11 inches of snow on the South Shore, and an additional accumulation of three to eight inches is expected overnight, falling at a rate of one to three inches per hour. This will bring snowfall totals across the tri-state area to 14 to 20 inches.
Temperatures are expected to stay in the 30s, with winds at 20 to 30 miles per hour, and gust up to 45 miles per hour. Visibility will fall to a quarter-mile or less during snowfall, making travel difficult and dangerous.
The National Weather Service warned that heavy, wet snow may bring down some tree limbs and power lines. Additionally, buildings with flat roofs may collapse if not cleared of snow and ice.