Forecast worsens on eve of New York special election

A significant snowstorm is colliding with the high-stakes special election for Congress in New York on Tuesday, potentially making voting difficult in the race to replace expelled former Rep. George Santos.

The National Weather Service on Monday issued a Winter Storm Warning for New York City and Long Island, predicting between four and 10 inches of snow that could snarl traffic and depress Election Day turnout. Already, schools in the city have announced they will be closed, and many school districts in Nassau County are likely to follow their lead.

Forecasters have struggled to nail down the details of the storm in recent days. Prior to Monday, the heaviest snow was expected across central New England; now, that area has shifted south toward the Tri-State area, though the details are still in flux.

A major snowstorm could be bad news for Republicans and their nominee in the race, Mazi Pilip, a Nassau County legislator. By party registration, Democrats hold the advantage in absentee and

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