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Winter storm Niko brings a blizzard warning for Suffolk County

Along with a foot of snow and stressed-out residents

The Weather Channel

Even though Wednesday, February 8 brought spring-like temperatures to the East End of Long Island, a blizzard warning will be in effect for Suffolk County until Thursday at 6 p.m.

Winter storm Niko is shaping up to be the worst snowstorm that Long Island has seen this season.

Accumulations are expected to be as high as 10-14 inches. Wind is expected to be at 15-25 MPH, while wind gusts could get as high as 35 MPH.

Road conditions will be very dangerous and visibility will be low. Residents are advised to stay indoors during the storm, and only drive if absolutely necessary. If driving, it is a good idea to bring food, water, warm clothes or extra blankets, and a flashlight in case of an emergency. Anyone driving should also keep an eye on traffic reports.