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Long Island forecast: Another warm, muggy day

Warm, muggy day expected on Tuesday, July 18,

Warm, muggy day expected on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 with chance of storms in the afternoon, forecasters said. Credit: News 12 Long Island

Tuesday is another warm, muggy day with mostly sunny skies, forecasters say.

Temperatures are expected to rise to the low to mid-80s, with 82 degrees normal for the day, according to the National Weather Service.

There’s a “chance for a spotty shower or storm this afternoon,” said Rich Hoffman, News 12 Long Island meteorologist, “but no reason to cancel any plans.”

The chance of showers persists overnight into Wednesday, which brings sun, clouds and another chance of a spotty shower or storm.

Highs around the mid-80s are forecast.

An air quality alert was issued for Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. by the state Department of Environmental Conservation, meaning elevated levels of ozone, which can be a health concern, were expected. Those who can be especially sensitive to poor air quality include the very young and people with pre-existing respiratory issues, including asthma and heart disease.

Temperatures are a bit higher on Thursday and Friday, forecasters say, ranging from around the mid-80s up to the low 90s in some areas.

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