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Sun, clouds, possible rain for Thursday

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.

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