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Long Island weather: Wednesday takes temps down another notch

Wednesday, April 19, 2017, takes a another step

Wednesday, April 19, 2017, takes a another step lower on the temperature scale, with highs around the low 50s expected, forecasters say. Credit: News 12 Long Island

Wednesday was taking another step lower on the temperature scale, with areas of Long Island reaching 50 degrees as of midafternoon, with the low 50s in the forecast.

Here’s how Rich Hoffman, News 12 Long Island meteorologist, put it in a tweet: “Sunday 80s, Monday 70s, Tuesday 60s, today temps in the 50s.”

That’s as “winds off the water” — with water temperatures of 45 to 50 degrees — “will make it feel much cooler,” he said.

As of just before 3 p.m., the temperature at Long Island MacArthur Airport was 50 degrees, with mostly cloudy skies and winds from the southeast at 14 mph, gusting to 21.

There’s a 60 percent chance for showers after midnight, with scattered showers expected Thursday, when temperatures head to the upper 50s, the National Weather Service said.

Showers and the possibility of a thunderstorm are also being mentioned for Thursday night and Friday, when highs in the mid-60s are predicted.

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