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Forecasters see damp summer Saturday

A damp summer Saturday is expected on Long Island with showers this morning and a slight chance of scattered thunderstorms through the afternoon and evening, forecasters said.

There will be some spots of sunshine, but a band of clouds will cover most of the sky through the day, they indicated.

"It's not the best of beach days, but it won't be a complete washout either -- especially this afternoon," said Dan Hofmann, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Upton.

There's a moderate risk of rip currents at ocean beaches from Coney Island to Montauk Point; and surfers and swimmers can expect waves three to four feet high with water temperatures in the low 70s; cooler at beaches farther east on Long Island, Hofmann said.

Temperatures Saturday will be a couple of degrees lower than typical for this time of year, which is 82.

"It won't necessarily be cool, but it will be a couple degrees below normal," Hofmann said.

However, the low temperature recorded at Islip Saturday morning was 68, a couple of degrees above the normal for this time of year, which is 66 degrees, Hofmann said.

Sunday is expected to be partly sunny with highs about 80 degrees.

On Monday, clear skies are expected with relatively dry weather and high temperatures in the upper 70s.

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