Forecast: Beachgoers face mostly clear skies

Weather forecast for Labor Day weekend. (Weather Underground)

Weather forecast for Labor Day weekend. (Weather Underground)

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Beachgoers will have mostly clear skies and warm temperatures Saturday, but a low-to-moderate risk of rip currents at Atlantic beaches remains, National Weather Service officials said.

An official from the service's Upton office said the risk on beaches in Nassau and Suffolk counties will be low during the morning hours and increase to moderate later in the day.

Meteorologist Joe Pollina said the risk is related to a southerly flow from a high pressure system moving off Long Island.

Several beaches were closed earlier this week because of high surf and rip currents relating to the aftermath of Hurricane Cristobal, service officials said.

But Pollina said the hurricane no longer is affecting waters off Long Island beaches.

The risk for rip currents also includes beaches in Brooklyn and Queens, service officials said.

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Temperatures Saturday are likely to be in the mid to high 70s, with some clouds moving in late Sunday.

Although highs Sunday and Monday are likely to be in the low 80s, there is a slight chance of rain each day as a weak low-pressure system moves in from the Great Lakes, service officials said.

The incoming low means a 20 percent chance of rain on Sunday, a 40 percent chance on Labor Day, officials said.

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