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Long Island weather: Highs in upper 40s Tuesday, colder Wednesday

Wind chills will be as cold as 15 to 20 degrees overnight, forecasters say.

Long Island is inching its way into spring, with temperatures slowly rising this week toward the 50-degree mark, the norm for this time of year, forecasters said Tuesday morning.

Tuesday's high temperature, though, will reach only 47, said meteorologist Carlie Buccola of the National Weather Service's office in Upton. The wind chill will make it feel between 20 and 30 degrees, she said.

Winter is still making its presence known in the nighttime hours, and temperatures will drop to about 24 degrees Tuesday night, with the winds making it feel as cold as 15 to 20 degrees, Buccola said.

Wednesday will be sunny and cold, with temperatures reaching into the mid-40sy, said News 12 Long Island meteorologist Richard Hoffman. The evening will feel very much like winter, with the temperature dropping to 27 degrees, he said.

Thursday brings a burst of warmth, with temperatures cresting at 55 degrees, he said. 

"A little cool start to the week, but warmer weather toward the weekend," Hoffman said. 

The weather should be fine for the Yankees home opener that starts at 1 p.m. Thursday, Hoffman said. And Thursday night will stay in the low 40s.

Friday and Saturday keep the thermometer upward of 55 to 60 degrees. “70 maybe toward New York City on Saturday,” Hoffman said.

Saturday night could also bring showers, he said, with temperatures in the low 40s.

Sunday should also have showers, but temperatures will remain in the 50s, with the lows  at nigh reaching down to 35 to 40 degrees, Hoffman said.

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