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Long Island weather: Chance of showers overnight and cooler

Fog and drizzle marked the start of the

Fog and drizzle marked the start of the day Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, on Long Island, and there was a 50-50 chance of showers during the rest of the day, forecasters say. Credit: News 12 Long Island

Forecasters said the overnight hours will bring the prospect of showers, particularly for central and eastern Suffolk County.

That’s a 50 percent chance, said Jay Engle, National Weather Service meteorologist based in Upton. The likelihood is that Nassau and westernmost Suffolk to remain dry, he said.

Chances for showers drop to around 30 to 40 percent around the Thursday morning rush, diminishing further though the day.

The work week is looking to wrap up a bit cooler than Long Islanders have come to expect this month, but still not that far off from what’s considered seasonable for this time of year.

Thursday and Friday were expected to warm up to 62 and 63 degrees, respectively, at Long Island MacArthur Airport, according to the late Wednesday afternoon forecast from the National Weather Service’s Upton office.

Normal for this time of year is 60 for Thursday and 59 for Friday, said Jay Engle, weather service meteorologist in Upton.

October, so far, has been balmy to the tune of 8.1 degrees above the monthly norm, as of day end Tuesday.

Thursday was forecast to bring a 30 percent chance of showers, with Friday looking at sunny skies.

Friday and then Saturday “will be gorgeous with a lot of sunshine,” said Matt Hammer, News 12 Long Island meteorologist.

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