With snow and ice piles still on streets and yards from the powerful blizzard two weeks ago, Long Island residents are gearing up for another white punch as the National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning from 7 p.m. tonight until 6 p.m. on Wednesday.
Weather service officials said Suffolk County could get blasted with between 10 inches to 15 inches of snow, along with winds gusting up to 35 mph.
"There is going to be some heavy, heavy bands of snow," said Marcie Katcher, a spokeswoman at the weather service's Bohemia office.
The storm, which is currently tracking up the East Coast after dumping snow and ice as far south as Florida, will not come close to rivaling the Dec. 26 blizzard, Katcher said, but she still advised residents to "take all precautions necessary to insure that you are safe during that type of weather."
As of Tuesday mid-day neither the Babylon School District nor Babylon Village had announced any early closings. The school typically will make the ‘closing’ call about 5 a.m. and alert parents through the local television station and radio stations. The district will also use the Connect-ED system to let parents know and post an announcement on its website.
The village, if it announces a state of emergency due to snow, will post something on its website.