Blizzard Warning to Take Effect on East End Thursday Evening

The Hamptons and the North Fork are expected to be blanketed in several inches of snow beginning Thursday night.

A blizzard warning is set to go into effect for the area at 6 p.m. Thursday, lasting through 1 p.m. on Friday. The National Weather Service is predicting accumulations of between 7 and 9 inches of snow. That comes on top of an inch of snow expected to fall between Wednesday night and the Thursday morning rush hour.

The blizzard is forecast to come with 25- to 35-mile-per-hour winds with gusts of up to 45 miles per hour.

With the wind chill, the temperature will feel like it’s between -10 degree and 0 degrees from late Thursday night through Friday.

The National Weather Service warns of dangerous travel conditions. New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has said he may order the closure of the Long Island Expressway in advance of the blizzard. The weather service says not to travel–but if you must, have a winter survival kit on hand and if stranded stay with the vehicle.

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