Thursday looks to be clear and sunny with gentle winds of about 8 mph from the northwest, the National Weather Service said.

The outlook for the rest of the week is similar, with daytime temperatures topping out at a high in the high 80s and the nighttime lows dropping to the 60s, the weather service said.

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News 12 Long Island meteorologist Matt Hammer predicted "a great day across Long Island today with plenty of sunshine and highs this afternoon in the lower 80s."

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There was a chance of isolated thunderstorms inland Saturday that were not expected to reach Long Island, Bill Goodman, a meteorologist at the weather service office in Upton, said.

"The chance of thunderstorms for Long Island is pretty slim. Other than that, I see fair weather in the forecast through Monday. The next chance of thunderstorms could come Tuesday or Wednesday with a cold front moving in," Goodman said.

The high Thursday was expected to be about 81 and the temperature could drop to a low of 62 Thursday night, the weather service said. It could drop into the middle and upper 50s in some areas, such as the pine barrens, Hammer said.