A modest snowfall overnight left about three inches of accumulation on the South Fork Tuesday morning. Most schools were opening on schedule. Montauk was the only district announcing a delayed opening — of two hours.
A representative of the Montauk Public School told WLNG radio that bus transportation to East Hampton High School would also be delayed two hours.
Monday night's snow showers were the harbinger of a cold snap forecast for the week ahead. The National Weather Service outlook showed below-average temperatures as an arctic air mass moves east. Relentlessly blustery winds from the northwest were predicted through Thursday.
Tuesday's predicted high temperature is 27 degrees. The low point for the week is expected Thursday night, when the mercury is forecast to dip to a pipe-bursting 10 degrees.