With the Blizzard of 2013 behind us, and parts of Suffolk County slowly returning to normal, a quiet stretch of weather is on the horizon as the weekend approaches. While there are precip chances here and there, most days through Saturday will be dry and mild.
After two to three feet of snow nearly a week ago, plows finally are getting to the rough spots. A heavy band of snow is to thank for that after it appeared like many others in blizzards of the past. After recent mild weather with a good deal of rain Monday, the snowpack is gradually dwindling. It's snowpack that Long Islanders haven't seen in two years.
As the week ends, and the weekend approaches, mild weather is here to stay. After a bout of snow Wednesday night, Thursday's and Friday's highs for Long Island will reach the mid 40s, with 20s and 30s expected at night. A trough will dig southward along the East Coast by the weekend, and this could trigger a weak storm into Saturday morning. This little low may be bring light snow to Long Island, with a light accumulation possible that's too early to call. Beyond this and a few flurries possible Sunday, the weather pattern proves to be dry right into next week.
Daytime highs on the weekend will be near 40 Saturday, but drop into the 30s Sunday. Temperatures in the teens are possible Sunday night. Just as quickly, a warm-up returns for early next week with a chance of rain by late Tuesday.