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Dry weather returns to Long Island Thursday

Sunshine finally returns to Long Island after a dreary couple of days. There will be a chance of fog early in the morning but the sun will break out, mixing with some clouds.

High temperatures will return to the 60s, making it feel a little more like spring. Expect mid-60s in Nassau County and Queens, low-60s in Western Suffolk, and upper-50s out east and along the shore.

Winds will be very light out of the northwest at 10 to 15 mph. Clear skies Thursday night will allow temperatures to cool off into the lower 40s.

Sunny skies continue for Friday, but unfortunately will not last any longer than that. Rain will be back in the picture for the weekend. Be sure to check back tomorrow for all the latest on Long Island weather.

Record highs and lows for April 14:

* 78 (1949), 27 (1950) at Kennedy
* 73 (2002), 28 (2000) at MacArthur
* 72 (2002), 37 (2003) at Republic
* 71 (2002), 23 (2005) at Gabreski

Source: National Weather Service

This Day in Weather History:

1873 - A famous Easter blizzard raged across Kansas, Nebraska and South Dakota. Gale force winds blew the wet snow into massive drifts. However there were few deaths due to the sparse population and the gradual increase of the storm.

Source: The daily weather facts are compiled by Hugh Crowther of the Aviation Weather Center. Crowther is a weather historian and has collected and organized weather facts for every day of the year.

FUN FACT: Fog and mist are similar, but not completely the same. What distinguishes fog from mist is density of the water particle. With fog, the visibility is reduced to less than half of a mile. Mist doesn't reduce visibility as much, usually about 2/3 of a mile or more.

Geoffrey Bansen is a recent graduate of Stony Brook University, with a degree in Atmospheric Science/Meteorology.

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