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Heat wave's over; expect temps in the 80s

July 7, 2012: A kayaker keeps cool paddling

July 7, 2012: A kayaker keeps cool paddling in Cold Spring Harbor on Long Island's North Shore at noon on Saturday July 7, 2012. The mercury had already hit 91 degrees at the time this photo was taken. (photo by Kevin P. Coughlin) Photo Credit: Kevin P Coughlin

Finally, some relief!

The heat wave that roasted the metro area for days ended when a cool front moved in Saturday night. Forecasters expect temperatures Sunday and Monday to be relatively balmy -- dipping from the mid-90s to the 80s.

"We are going to get a little bit of a cool-down," said National Weather Service meteorologist Lauren Nash.

Sunday, highs will be in the mid-to-upper 80s on Long Island, with overnight lows in the mid-60s. "It's going to be a good day to be outside," Nash said.

Monday should be slightly cooler with highs in the low 80s.

The heat wave was capped with a scorcher Saturday. With a high of 95 in Islip, it felt like 100 degrees outside. Nassau County was under a heat advisory.

Thunderstorms passed through the region Saturday night, dumping heavy rain on parts of Connecticut, southeast Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

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