Wintry mix of snow and rain falling in Malverne, West Hempstead


Six to 10 inches of snow is forecast to drop on Malverne and West Hempstead through Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

A winter storm warning will be in effect through 4 a.m. Thursday as heavy, wet snow is expected with higher amounts in other areas, especially northwestern Nassau County.

Currently, a wintry mix of rain and snow is falling in both communities.

"The town is taking this threat seriously. We are hoping for the best, but prepared for the worst, especially in light of the still lingering effects of last week’s storm," said Town of Hempstead Supervisor Laura Gillen.

Schools in Malverne and West Hempstead are closed, and the following universities canceled classes:



Old Westbury


Nassau Community College

Traveling could be difficult to impossible, including during the evening commute on Wednesday, the NWS said. Be prepared for significant reductions in visibility at times.

A winter storm warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. If traveling, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in the vehicle in case of an emergency. Check local Department of Transportation information services for the latest road conditions.

PSEG Long Island are preparing for the storm, officials said, and aiming to restore power to those customers who lost it during the March 1 nor’easter.

"We are committed to bringing our customers safe, reliable power even during extreme weather,” said John O’Connell, vice president of Transmission & Distribution.

To report and receive status updates on an outage Text OUT to PSEGLI (773454) or to report an outage online visit To report a downed wire call PSEG Long Island’s 24-hour Electric Service number: 1(800) 490-0075. Go to PSEG Long Island’s outage map to view outage information across Long Island at

This story will be updated.