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Long Island weather: Gusty winds bring chill despite sunshine

The workweek comes to a close Friday, starting

The workweek comes to a close Friday, starting out with mostly sunny skies and warming up to around the mid 40s for another day of above-normal temperatures, forecasters said. Credit: News 12 Long Island

It’s a partly sunny and breezy Friday afternoon with temperatures in the low 40s — above normal for this time of year, forecasters said.

While there’s a chance for scattered snow showers north of New York City, there’s also a possibility for Long Island to see isolated sprinkles of rain or even flurries, said Carlie Buccola, weather service meteorologist in Upton.

Still, with the temperature well above freezing, any flurries that would form higher up have a pretty slim chance of making it to ground level, she said. So, emphasize the isolated part.

The temperature at Long Island MacArthur Airport just before 2 p.m. was 42 degrees, feeling more like 34 thanks to wind chill, with 15 mph winds from the west.

The “big story will be breezy conditions and some gusty winds today and tomorrow,” said Rich Hoffman, News 12 Long Island meteorologist. Gusts could be up to 30 mph.

Overnight temperatures dip to around 29 degrees, Hoffman said.

Saturday, a degree or so cooler than Friday, again sees dry skies and breezy conditions.

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