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Long Island weather: Wet Wednesday for Thanksgiving travel

Long Islanders who chose Wednesday for their Thanksgiving weekend travel may have to turn on the windshield wipers and heft an umbrella, forecasters say.

“Wet weather will impact early travel on Wednesday,” said Rich Hoffman, News 12 Long Island meteorologist.

There’s a 100 percent chance of rain, mainly before 11 a.m., for most of Long Island before the skies clear in the afternoon, according to the National Weather Service in Upton. Temperatures were expected to rise to around the mid-50s.

Then, just in time to stand on the streets for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, cooler temperatures arrive despite sunny skies, with highs in the low to mid-40s.

“Sun and clouds. Cold. Breezy at times,” is how Hoffman puts it.

Another sunny day, Friday was looking to warm up to the mid- to upper 40s, the weather service said, as Saturday does make it up to the mid-50s or so.

Sunday could bring highs in the mid-40s, with Monday looking to warm up to just around 40 degrees.

Indeed, the weather service, in a tweet, pointed to the Climate Prediction Center’s call for temperatures averaging colder than normal for the period from Nov. 26 to Nov. 30. That’s for the area that includes Long Island.

With Ellen Yan

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