Long Island weather: Cold March winds make for chilly week despite warmer temps
March winds are already going to work, providing a chilly breeze off and on this week despite daytime highs in the 40s.
Tuesday's high of 45 degrees was being cooled down by winds as high as 25 mph, so it felt more like 30. Tuesday night, as the gusts persist, the temperature will drop to 34, with a 20% chance of showers, the National Weather Service said.
Wednesday will see calmer conditions, with sunny skies and temperatures approaching 50 degrees, the weather service said, and there is a slight chance of showers Wednesday night into Thursday.
Then, winds kick up again with gusts of almost 30 mph Thursday and an early high in the 40s will fall back to the mid 30s despite ample sunshine.
Thursday night, frigid weather returns will a low of 19, the weather service said.
Friday the winds calm down again and there is abundant sunshine but the daytime high will be just in the mid 30s, forecasters said, with a low in the high 20s.
Saturday's high will be about 42 amid thick clouds and Long Islanders could also be in for snow and rain showers Saturday night into Sunday.