Commack High School and Middle School will have early dismissal today due to the impending blizzard.
The school district announced on its website that High School dismissal will be at 1:11 p.m. and Middle School at 2:02 p.m. The elementary schools (K-5) will end their day at usual times.
Also, all after school and evening activities are canceled for Feb. 8 and 9, including SCMEA Day of Percussion.
Kiddie Care Early Learning Center in Commack will also have an early dismissal at 4 p.m.
The nor'easter forecasted to hit Long Island is expected to bring upwards of 10 inches to 15 inches of snow to the area, with locally higher amounts totalling 16 to 18 inches.
Wind gusts associated with this classic New England nor'easter will range from 30 to 40 miles per hour with howling gusts hitting 60 miles per hour. Downed trees, tree limbs and flying debris could also be part of the problem and winds will also cause whiteout conditions and possibly down power lines, creating power outages.
The National Weather Service forecasts the strongest winds and heaviest snowfall will occur from Friday evening into Saturday morning, although snowfall should begin early Friday morning before switching over to rain throughout the day.
The National Weather Service has also issued a Coastal Flood Advisory for Southwest Suffolk County. The advisory warns against 2-to-3 foot higher tides and waves 9-to-13 feet along beaches facing the Atlantic Ocean.