Another Long Island weather record was set Thursday for a particularly nasty January.

When the temperature reached 9 degrees at Long Island MacArthur Airport in Ronkonkoma at 7:54 a.m., a daily record low was set, surpassing the 10 degrees recorded in 2000, the National Weather Service said.

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But there's good news: Temperatures are expected to climb into more normal ranges Friday.

The high of 26 in Islip Thursday afternoon was 3 degrees above the minimum daily average, the weather service's Upton office said.

"It is starting to warm up," said Tim Morrin, a meteorologist with the service.

Daily highs Friday are expected to range from the high 30s to low 40s.

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Throughout the weekend the warming trend continues, with highs Saturday in the low 40s. On Sunday, the high temperature will climb to 48 or 49 degrees, the weather service said.---- Gary Dymski, Candice Ruud