Long Island weather: Cool, clear conditions greet morning commuters

Morning commuters on Tuesday rolled out to cool, calm and clear conditions.

The National Weather Service's Upton office called for daily highs near 70 across most of Nassau and Suffolk counties with mostly sunny skies and light winds from the north.

News 12 Long Island meteorologist Rich Hoffman said it's "nice weather the next few days," as skies remain sunny with temperatures reaching into the high 60s and low 70s.

Traffic on most major roadways was moving well during the morning commute, according to the state Department of Transportation website, informny.com.

The Long Island Rail Road also was reporting mostly good service at its site, mta.info/lirr.



A car on fire near the Farmingdale station suspended service on the Ronkonkoma Branch from about 6 a.m. to 6:30 a.m., the LIRR said. It was unclear whether anyone was injured, but a spokeswoman for the commuter service said a train did not hit the vehicle.

After service was restored, average delays on the branch were about 60 minutes, the LIRR said.

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