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Long Island weather: Blustery Saturday with seasonable temps

Weather forecast for Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017.

Weather forecast for Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017. Credit: NWS

Long Islanders can expect mild winter weather both Saturday and Sunday, with temperatures hovering a bit above normal and no sign of precipitation, the National Weather Service said.

Winds will be of the most concern all weekend, said Nelson Vaz, a meteorologist in the service’s Upton bureau, with gusts of 25 to 30 mph coming from the west during the day Saturday.

Matt Hammer, a meteorologist with News 12 Long Island, said Saturday morning the windchill is in the lower to mid-20s, but that a mix of sun and clouds are on its way for the afternoon.

“We can’t rule out an isolated flurry today, but for the most part it’s nice and dry,” Hammer said Saturday.

While diminished, winds will still be noticeable on Sunday, Vaz said.

“The winds will make it feel a little cooler,” he said. “It’ll lighten up for Sunday but will still be a bit breezy.”

Temperatures Saturday will top out in the upper 30s to low 40s with the lows overnight into Sunday dropping into the upper 20s to lower 30s.

“It’s not too bad for a late January weekend,” Vaz said.

The normal high at Long Island MacArthur Airport for this time of year is 38 degrees, while the normal low sits at 23.

A chance for a few sprinkles or flurries pops up later Tuesday and Wednesday during the week, Hammer said, but the forecast looks clear of any major storms into at least early next weekend.


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