Three Village students can sleep in tomorrow as anticipated icy road conditions due to a dramatic overnight temperature drop have prompted a delayed opening for schools.
An automated call went out to parents Monday evening with the news of the delay. Students should report to bus stops two-hours later than normal time. According to the district the morning SACC program and all before-school programs are cancelled. Dismissals for all schools will be at their normal times.
During the overnight hours, closer to midnight, temperatures will drop to the lower 20s across most of the Island, except for the far East End, where temperatures in the upper 20s are anticipated.
Then, around, 3 a.m., an icy decline into the mid-teens is expected over most of Long Island.
The most dramatic drop will be reported heading closer to sunrise; around 6 a.m, temperatures will drop to the upper single digits across most of Nassau County and the western half of Suffolk, with temps in the lower to mid-teens on the East End.
On Tuesday, around 9 a.m., the morning commute will be cold, with single digits expected across all of western Suffolk.
The National Weather Service predicts mostly sunny and windy weather throughout most of Tuesday for the Three Village area with with highs around 13. West winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph and wind chill values as low as 14 below.