Water and wind conditions are largely favorable because of a relaxed pressure gradient over most of Long Island, the National Weather Service said Tuesday.

The gradient will keep winds at 10 knots or less and seas below small-craft advisory levels through Wednesday, the service's Upton office said.

The long-term marine forecast is for sub small-craft advisory levels from Wednesday night through Saturday night, when an increased southerly flow emerges.

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Inland conditions across Nassau and Suffolk counties Tuesday are mostly cloudy skies with rain expected after 2 p.m.

Daily high temperatures are likely to reach near 80 degrees with high humidity, the service said.