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Long Island forecast: Sunny with moderate rip current risk

Be careful in the ocean Sunday: There’s a moderate risk of rip currents at Nassau and Suffolk beaches, according to the National Weather Service’s hazardous weather alert posted Sunday.

The weather Sunday is forecast to be sunny with a high of 88 degrees and a low of 71 at night before much of the workweek could see thunderstorms, according to weather service readings at 5:53 a.m. for Farmingdale’s Republic Airport, where it was 73 degrees with a few clouds in the sky.

An air quality health advisory is in effect Sunday for Long Island and New York City due to high levels of ozone.

According to the state’s parks agency, some Long Island beaches and parks filled to capacity Sunday. Field 6 at Jones Beach closed at 8:45 a.m. and Field 2 stopped allowing new visitors at 12:15 p.m.

Robert Moses State Park closed to additional visitors at 11:20 a.m. and Orient Beach was filled to capacity by noon. 

Wildwood State Park in Wading River is also closed, as is Hempstead Lake.

There is a chance for the storms starting Monday, continuing through Thursday, when it’s expected to be a mix of mostly sunny and partly cloudy.

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