Spring swing: Temps on Long Island drop after record-breaker

Just a day after Long Islanders basked in record-breaking 80-degree weather, temperatures steadily dropped Wednesday courtesy of cooler air off the ocean, the National Weather Service said.

Around 2 p.m., the temperature was 71 degrees at Long Island MacArthur Airport in Ronkonkoma, where a record of 82 degrees was set Tuesday. Within three hours, by 5 p.m., the temperature was down 17 degrees to 54.

Wednesday evening, the cold front was ushered in with thunderstorms for some areas.


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As for Thursday, expect drizzle or light showers in the morning, Vaz said, with temperatures in the lower- to mid-50s, which is slightly below normal.

As for the dramatic shift from a record-breaking high to below-normal temperatures, Vaz said that's spring for you.

"You do get these swings" with the transition of seasons, he said.

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