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At 91 degrees Saturday, LI hits day record

Boaters in sailboats keep cool during a regatta

Boaters in sailboats keep cool during a regatta exercise on Oyster Bay, near Mill Neck. (June 29, 2012) Photo Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin

Record heat baked Long Island Saturday, with temperatures expected near 90 again Sunday, the National Weather Service said.

The mercury hit 91 degrees Saturday afternoon at Long Island MacArthur Airport in Ronkonkoma, beating a record high of 89 for the day set in 2001, meteorologist Matthew Tauber said.

An air quality alert ended, however, after a slight cold front moved through...

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