New York State In-depth

Weather forecast for MLK Day on Shelter Island

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Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday dedicated to commemorating the life and work of the civil rights leader.

There is a 20 percent chance of snow on the island after 10am today, according to the National Weather Service (NWS) forecast.

The NWS calls for partly sunny skies with a maximum of 42 degrees, but wind chill readings will be between 20 and 30 degrees.

Tonight the NWS is calling for mostly clear skies and a low temp near the freezing mark of 32 degrees.

Martin Luther King Jr., an advocate of nonviolence to bring about social change, led a mass movement protesting the segregation of housing, work, elections, and racism in America. In 1964 he was awarded the Nobel Prize.

He was murdered in Memphis, Tennessee in 1968 at the age of 39.

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