Long Islanders should expect sun and some clouds Thursday, with a very slight chance of some light showers in the afternoon.
Temperatures will be in the low 60s. It will be breezy at times, with northwest winds at 15-20 mph, and gusts could be as high as 30 mph.
But sunshine is in the forecast for Friday, with seasonable conditions and highs in the mid- to upper 60s. The weekend looks OK as of now, with varying amounts of clouds and sun and a slight chance of a shower on Saturday. Sunday will be cloudy with a slight chance of showers.
Record highs and lows for May 5:
* 84 (1980), 41 (2002) at Kennedy
* 84 (2000), 36 (2005) at MacArthur
* 84 (2000), 37 (2003) at Republic
* 79 (2000), 26 (2003) at Gabreski
Source: National Weather Service
Geoffrey Bansen is a recent graduate of Stony Brook University, with a degree in Atmospheric Science/Meteorology.