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Long Island weather: Highs in 80s with sun, less humidity

Daily highs in the mid to upper 80s

Daily highs in the mid to upper 80s are expected across Nassau and Suffolk counties Tuesday, July 19, 2016, the National Weather Service said. Photo Credit: News 12

Long Island on Tuesday gets an ample dose of sunshine and a comfortable drop in humidity, the National Weather Service said.

Daily highs in the mid to upper 80s are forecast across Nassau and Suffolk counties with northwest winds at 9 to 13 mph.

Beachgoers and those planning outside activities won’t find the humidity that hovered through the end of last week and into Monday, the service’s Upton office said.

“Quite a nice break from the humidity,” said News 12 Long Island meteorologist Matt Hammer.

The drier air sticks around for Wednesday, too. But starting Thursday, the sunshine and warmth also come with rising humidity levels. It’s steamy again by Friday and into the weekend, Hammer said.

“We are forecasting highs around 90 Friday and Saturday, and, right now, 88 on Sunday,” he said “If we were to hit 90 all three days that would be a heat wave, so the potential is there.”

The drier, less humid conditions are courtesy of a passing cold front, the service said.

Overnight Tuesday conditions stay mostly clear with winds subsiding a bit. Lows are in the mid 60s and give way to a Wednesday that offers highs in the low 80s with mostly sunny skies.

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