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Sun, clouds for Mother's Day

Mom is going to like this one. Sunday is going to be a great day weather-wise on Long Island.

The forecast is for mostly sunshine with a chance of some afternoon clouds and a slight possibility of isolated thunderstorms. Temperatures will be in the mid- to upper-60s, approaching 70 in many spots. Winds will be very light from the north.

It looks like this nice weather will be the trend into the middle of the workweek, with no sign of rain for the immediate future.

To all you moms out there, have a great day and enjoy the weather.

Record highs and lows for May 8:

* 86 (1964), 40 (1967) at Kennedy

* 86 (2000), 37 (2001) at MacArthur

* 86 (2000), 41 (2001) at Republic

* 82 (2000), 27 (2001) at Gabreski

Source: National Weather Service

This Day in Weather History:

1981 - The Dallas/Fort Worth area experienced its worst hailstorm on record as baseball-to-grapefruit-size hail, accompanied by 100 mph winds, caused nearly $200 million in damage. Hail accumulated 8 inches deep at Cedar Hill, Texas.

Source: The daily weather facts are compiled by Hugh Crowther of the Aviation Weather Center.

Weather Fun Fact: Contrary to popular belief, lightning travels from the ground upward, not from the sky downward.

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

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