A major strorm system caused thousands of short-term power outages and some downed trees acros Long Island but has drifted out to sea.
In its wake are clear skies and moderate temperatures Wednesday, the National Weather Service reported early Wednesday.
Plainview, Bethpage and Farmingdale were largely spared any significant damage from the blustery evening storm Tuesday, authorities said. The South Shore was harder hit. The southern shoreline of Connecticut on Long Island Sound also suffered significant damage, the NWS said.
At 3 a.m., crews were continuing to restore power to about 300 LIPA customers. There were also scattered outages on the North Shore. Some homes in Old Bethpage were without power; crews were reported on the scene.
The tornado watch and a heavy thunderstorm warning were lifted before midnight Wednesday.
Wednesday's forecast is for clearing skies and high temperatures in the low 70s, a pattern that is expected to continue into the weekend, forecasters said.