With a recent stretch of quiet, yet cloudy weather, attention turned to the possibility of a pattern-breaking storm in the middle of next week. Although the storm will likely exist, its storm track may be too far south to have a major impact on Long Island.
So far, March has started on a cloudy note. With a persistent storm near the Canadian Maritimes, and an upper level feature over the Northeast, clouds will linger at least into and through Monday. By then a storm approaches from the Midwest, so as a result, the sun may not make much of an appearance for several days. Highs will be in the low to mid 40s, with overnight low in the 20s.
This storm making its way across the country is starting its campaign in the Pacific Northwest and into the Rockies this weekend. By Monday, it's in the Plains, and by Tuesday, it's around the Tennessee Valley. After this, there's been questions regarding the storm track. While still a few days away, models are forming a consensus.
Early Saturday morning's model runs showed the storm passing by south of Long Island. This storm may bring a good deal of snow to mostly the mountainous regions of the mid-Atlantic states. It could bring enough moisture to bring several inches. The northern extent of the precip, at last check , clips Long Island. As a result, Long Island sees "a rain or snow shower" on Wednesday.
With a decent consensus from this morning's model runs, the storm appears likely to miss the area. Regardless, with nearly four days before the first flake or raindrop, there's plenty of room for change.