MASSAPEQUA - ? The fall season officially starts on Friday, but the temperatures across Long Island are quite chilly today. Temperatures have dropped 30 degrees during the last 24 hours from 81 degrees Thursday afternoon to 58 degrees by Friday afternoon. Many residents are ditching their T-shirts for sweatshirts in preparation for the season.

News 12 Long Island?s Erin Colton spoke to some residents who say although the temperature drop happened quickly, they are welcoming the season with open arms.