Long Island weather: Wind advisory until 6 p.m. Saturday


The first Saturday of November on Long Island started out rainy early in the morning and became windy into the afternoon.

A wind advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. on Long Island, according to the National Weather Service.

Winds will be 20 to 25 mph throughout the day with gusts up to 50 mph, according to James Connolly, a meteorologist at the weather service in Upton.

At around 3 p.m. winds were blowing at 20 mph and gusting at 39 mph at Long Island MacArthur Airport.

“There’s a possibility of some power outages this afternoon,” said News 12 Long Island meteorologist Bruce Avery.

Indeed, by midafternoon PSEG Long Island was reporting less than 2,000 scattered outages. 

A downed tree temporarily closed Route 25 between Depot Lane in Cutchogue and Elijahs Lane on the border of Cutchogue and Mattituck, state officials said.

Temperatures started in the mid 60s before slowly falling into the 50s as the day progressed.

As the winds lessen overnight, temperatures are forecast to fall to lows in the low 40s, forecasters said.

Daylight saving time ends overnight, with clocks moving back one hour at 2 a.m. Sunday, which is expected to be mostly sunny with highs in the lower 50s, Connolly said.

“Sunday’s going to be a really nice day,” Avery said, noting that fall foliage colors should be good Islandwide.

The normal high at Long Island MacArthur Airport in Ronkonkoma is 57, with a low of 40, Connolly said.

2018-11-03 19:44:13

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