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Long Island weather: Sunday sunny and warm

Odin Farid fishes off the dock at the

Odin Farid fishes off the dock at the Oyster Bay Marina during an outing with her family on Saturday. Credit: Pablo Garcia Corradi/Pablo Garcia Corradi

A repeat of Saturday's sunny skies is forecast for Sunday but the temperature is expected to climb.

The National Weather Service said the thermometer will top out at about 83 degrees Sunday on Long Island as a wind out of the southwest blows between 11 and 15 mph.

A high temperature of 76 degrees was recorded just before 1 p.m. Saturday at Republic Airport in Farmingdale.

"By Sunday, August-like temperatures arrive in the mid-Atlantic and sultry conditions return to the Desert Southwest," the service’s Weather Prediction Center said.

Overnight Sunday into Monday there is a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 a.m. The low temperature will be around 69 degrees.

Monday’s high should be about 83 degrees. For the rest of the workweek the daytime highs will be in the high 70s to low 80s, while the nighttime lows in the high 60s.

The weather service said that Monday there is a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms but the rest of the workweek should be dry except perhaps for Wednesday night when there is again a 30% chance of showers.

Hurricane Larry, which made landfall in Newfoundland not long before dawn Saturday, sent large swells toward the East Coast, the National Hurricane Center said. Larry was about 550 miles north-northeast of Newfoundland’s Cape Race at 11 a.m. Saturday, and had dwindled to a post-tropical cyclone.

In recent days swimming was halted at state beaches on Long Island because of the high surf but the bans were lifted Saturday afternoon, said George Gorman, Long Island regional director of the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

Gorman said Saturday that erosion from the surf whipped up by Larry ended up being minor.

The National Weather Service said late Saturday afternoon that there was a high rip current risk through Sunday evening on Long Island's South Shore beaches.

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