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LI weather: Sunshine replaces showers; rest of week to be cooler

Spotty showers predicted for Sunday morning were falling north of Long Island by the afternoon, according to a meteorologist at the National Weather Service at Upton.

“We had a chance of rain but that’s over now,” Faye Barthold, a National Weather Service meteorologist, said shortly after 1:30 p.m. She said that at 1 p.m. the high was 82 degrees, with the high for the day expected to be near 85 in many areas. Lows were expected to be near 59.

Afternoon sunshine would brighten things up, Barthold said. “We should just see the sky continue to clear out throughout the day and it’ll be a lot less humid,” Barthold said.

Barthold said a cold front from the northwest led to the earlier forecast for the chance of showers Sunday morning on Long Island.

According to News 12 Long Island meteorologists on Sunday, Cutchogue’s high will be 81; East Hampton’s 82; Kings Park’s and Coram’s 83; and Babylon’s will reach 84. It was 82 degrees at Islip at 1 p.m.

“The rest of the week for the most part will be mostly cooler,” Barthold said.

A sunny and nice day is ahead for Monday, when the low humidity continues and highs will be around 76. On most of the Island, the low at night will be around 60, “but a little cooler in the pine barrens,” Barthold said.

More sunny skies return Tuesday, when highs will be near 80 and lows near 68.

There’s a chance of a thunderstorm Wednesday, but there will be mostly sunny skies with highs reaching near 83 and lows near 56.

“We warm back up on Wednesday, when another cold front from the northwest moves through,” Barthold said.

Lots of sunshine is in the forecast for a breezy day on Thursday. Highs near 7 and lows near 53 are expected.

Mostly sunny skies stick around for the beginning of the weekend Friday, when highs will be near 75 and lows near 61.


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