Mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the upper 70s are expected Wednesday for Long Island, the National Weather Service said.

The service's Upton office called for a return to mostly summerlike conditions after the workweek opened with a stretch of cloudy skies and scattered showers.

In addition to primarily sun-kissed skies, north winds from 9 to 11 mph shift to the southeast by the afternoon, the service said.

News 12 Long Island meteorologist Rich Hoffman said Wednesday will be a mix of sun and clouds, with mostly cloudy skies taking over by nightfall.

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Overnight lows will be in the mid 50s, Hoffman said, and give way to a Thursday of partly cloudy skies with daily highs again in the mid 70s.

There's also a slight chance Thursday for "a few showers," Hoffman said.