Snow and Freezing Rain Predicted Tuesday Night

Snowfall at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in East Hampton on March 13. Another wintery storm is to reach the East End on Tuesday. Durell Godfrey

Yet another wintery storm, this one on the first day of spring, will hit the East End of Long Island on Tuesday night.

The National Weather Service forecast is for rain and snow to begin by nightfall in East Hampton. Snow, sleet, and freezing rain are expected to continue until about 2 p.m. on Wednesday before switching to all rain, then back again to a freezing mix before ending early Thursday. Estimates of total snow and sleet accumulation are from three to seven inches, more in some spots.

Winds during the storm on Wednesday will be from the northeast at about 25 miles per hour with gusts to 55. North-facing beaches, as well as the recently devastated Montauk oceanfront, will get additional erosion. Minor flooding during the Wednesday midday and midnight high tides is possible as well.

Conditions are expected to clear during the day on Thursday.