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Freezing Rain Forecast for Monday Morning Commute

The National Weather Service has issued a freezing rain advisory for Long Island.

Long Island is about to get Mother Nature's form of "salt in the wound"  — another wintry event before the week even gets a chance to start.

The National Weather Service has issued a freezing rain advisory for Suffolk County, effective Monday from 3 a.m. to 9 a.m., and potentially causing a headache for the morning commute.

The forecast is calling for another weather system to push across the area Sunday night, bringing a bout of freezing rain, mixed with sleet and snow, during the Monday morning commute from 3 a.m. until about 9 a.m., when the system should turn to all rain.

Ice accumulations are expected to only be a trace amount, but a thin sheet of ice is enough to cause spin-outs or cause other malfunctions on mass transit lines, and motorists are advised to take precautions on their trips Monday morning.

Untreated roadways, the weather service advised, could become slick and icy, but conditions are expected to improve throughout the day.

A forecast map shows the expected ice accumulation from the storm, as per the National Weather Service.

A freezing rain advisory is issued when periods of freezing rain or freezing drizzle will cause travel difficulties over an extended period of time.

Charlotte February 10, 2013 at 10:57 PM
I don't believe that temp are going to rise exactly at 9am.....as they kept on mentioning that the temp was suppose to reach 38-40 on Friday....never got to 34 degrees.....they have no idea....they just guess
littleShamrock February 10, 2013 at 11:17 PM
I just open a window, check my cats nose (paw over means rain, or sleeping in a tight ball is really cold weather) or just walk outside. They get paid too much to say too little.
J February 11, 2013 at 01:38 AM
Little Shamrock, what are your cats predicting for tomorrow? Seriously? These weathermen never get it right.
Jerry Can February 11, 2013 at 01:56 AM
"Kibles and Bits, otherwise you can get someone else to play weather forecaster for ya !"
Mels Ditties February 11, 2013 at 03:24 AM
They also said we were going to get mostly rain....HA! Be a weatherman..you never have to be right, and you never have to apologize!
Danielle M. Sequino February 11, 2013 at 08:51 AM
Take your Tine driving, use caution, focus& be extra cautious. There are too many fatalities regardless how the weather is predicted. Use caution at all times. No cell phones; it can wait! Save lives!! Danielle S.
Kathleen February 11, 2013 at 08:41 PM
REturning home on Tues,will Landing Meadow be plowed?

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