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Long Island weather: Less windy, with temps in the high 30s

The forecast for Thursday, March 23, 2017, and

The forecast for Thursday, March 23, 2017, and Friday, March 24, are seen here. The overnight hours are expected to head down to the mid 20s. Credit: News 12

Winds let up a good deal Thursday, after gusting to 50 mph and higher Wednesday in areas across Long Island.

Still, it was “a little breezy and cold,” said News 12 Long Island meteorologist Rich Hoffman.

With sunny skies, temperatures Thursday headed up to the high 30s, the National Weather Service said. But northwest winds made it feel colder.

The normal high for this time of year is 49 degrees, Hoffman said.

About 2 p.m., it was 37 degrees at Long Island MacArthur Airport with winds from the northwest at 16 mph making it feel like 28 degrees, according to the weather service.

The overnight hours are expected to head down to the mid-20s with diminishing winds.

Friday brings mostly cloudy skies, Hoffman said, with a few spotty showers, though expect dry conditions for most of the day. The temperature rises to around 45 degrees.

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