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Long Island forecast: Sunny and cooler, highs around 60

Look for sunny skies and temperatures heading up

Look for sunny skies and temperatures heading up to the low 60s, with 59 the norm for the day on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, the National Weather Service says. Credit: News 12 Long Island

The temperature hit 60 degrees Tuesday at Long Island MacArthur Airport, heading down to the mid-50s by midafternoon.

As of just before 3 p.m. the temperature at Long Island MacArthur Airport was 55 degrees, with winds out of the south at 15 mph, gusting to 20 mph.

That’s as the wind direction shifted, with onshore winds enhanced by a sea breeze cooling things down, said Jay Engle, National Weather Service meteorologist based in Upton.

“Cooler today but still very nice,” said Rich Hoffman, News 12 Long Island meteorologist, earlier in the morning.

Following overnight lows of around 40 degrees, Wednesday is forecast to head up only to around the mid-50s, Hoffman said.

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