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Long Island weather: Halloween Tuesday shapes up breezy, dry

Sunny but breezy weather expected for Halloween on

Sunny but breezy weather expected for Halloween on Long Island with temperatures in the 50s, forecasters said. Credit: News 12 Long Island

Dry skies Tuesday, seasonable temperatures and a bit windy.

“Nice weather for trick or treating,” said Rich Hoffman, News 12 Long Island meteorologist, who points to the 4 to 8 p.m. range as prime time.

Here’s an update from the National Weather Service, as to what the Island’s ghouls, Ghostbusters and dancing ladybugs can expect for that time: By 4 p.m., the temperature is expected to be around the mid-50s, said Faye Morrone, weather service meteorologist in Upton. Winds would be around 10 to 15 mph, with gusts of 20 to 25 mph.

By around 8 p.m., temperatures drop to 50 degrees, or so, she said, with winds diminishing to more like 10 mph, gusting to 15 mph.

Sunset comes at 5:50 p.m.

The overnight hours are mostly clear, with temperatures heading down to around 40 degrees in Nassau County and the mid-30s farther east, the weather service said, with potential for patchy frost in the pine barrens, as lows dip to near freezing.

Some Long Islanders, meanwhile, were still without electricity Tuesday afternoon.

More than 3,500 customers were without power as of about 3:30 p.m., according to PSEG Long Island, down from a high of about 114,000 who experienced outages as a result of a fast-moving storm on Sunday that brought high winds and rain through Monday morning.

About 11,400 customers had remained without power as of Monday evening at 9:20 p.m. PSEG said it expected 95 percent of those affected by the storm to be restored by midnight Monday while expecting the bulk of remaining outages would be restored by midnight Tuesday.

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