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Leaf-peeping prime time continues this weekend on Long Island

Fall foliage at Belmont Lake State Park in

Fall foliage at Belmont Lake State Park in Babylon in October 2015. Photo Credit: Asia Lee

Long Island leaf lovers -- grab your cameras, mobile or otherwise, and plot your routes.

With weather accommodating, especially on Sunday, peak colors are expected to continue through the weekend, according to the season's final New York State fall foliage report on

"Leaves are getting brighter and showing more contrast," with trees outfitted in yellow, orange, red, purple and brown, said spotters in Riverhead. Color change is predicted to be at 85 percent.

Most locations in Nassau are expected to be at peak, though "some areas around ponds and lakes are past peak," spotters in East Meadow said.

Foliage also is predicted to be at its best in parts of the Hudson Valley, Finger Lakes and New York City, the report says, with leaves in most of the rest of the state past their prime.

As for weekend skies, Saturday starts out with some morning clouds, gradually shifting to partly sunny, with morning temperatures in the lower 60s, dipping to the upper 50s in the afternoon, said Jay Engle, National Weather Service meteorologist based in Upton.

Sunday is expected to present sunny skies with temperatures in the mid-50s.

Both are fine days for foliage viewing, Engle said, but, "Sunday is pristine."

For a look at foliage photos from throughout the state, see @iloveny on Instagram.

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