TODAY'S PAPER
Few Clouds 40° Good Afternoon
Few Clouds 40° Good Afternoon
Long Island

Long Island weather: Cloudy skies, chance of rain Thursday

Long Islanders can expect mostly cloudy skies, the

Long Islanders can expect mostly cloudy skies, the possibility of a few showers and highs in the 70s, Thursday, June 23, 2016, the National Weather Service said. Photo Credit: News 12

Long Islanders can expect mostly cloudy skies Thursday, the possibility of a few showers — a chance of 20 to 30 percent, the National Weather Service says — and highs in the 70s.

There’s a “chance for a few spotty showers today, but most of the day will be dry,” said Rich Hoffman, News 12 Long Island meteorologist. “Expect mostly cloudy skies, breaks of sunshine” and highs of around 74 to 79 degrees.

At about noon, the temperature at Long Island MacArthur Airport was 77 degrees under overcast skies.

There’s a moderate risk for rip currents at ocean beaches, with a low UV Index, so those who burn easily should use sunscreen and cover up, the weather service says.

Water temperatures are in the low to mid-60s.

The overnight hours bring lows mostly in the 60s and gradually clearing skies.

Then, sunny conditions are on tap for Friday.

Latest Long Island News

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to Newsday is free for Optimum customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE