Amazing as it may seem, Long Islanders are facing the final weekend in August. At least beach weather is in the forecast.
As a prelude Friday, with the passing of a weak cold front, there’s a slight chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms for the afternoon hours, mostly after 2 p.m. or so, said Jim Connolly, National Weather Service meteorologist based in Upton.
Friday also was delivering warm temperatures, feeling warmer still thanks to the humidity. As of just before 1 p.m., the temperature at Long Island MacArthur Airport had hit 91 degrees, feeling more like 98, according to the weather service. Shirley was 85 degrees, feeling like 93.
In fact, a record for the day was set at the airport, with Friday’s high temperature of 93 degrees surpassing the former record of 90, set in 2009, the weather service said.
News 12 Long Island meteorologist Rich Hoffman said most of Friday was dry, with it feeling like the 90s.
Then, right on cue, the humidity dips for the weekend, with Hoffman calling the weather outlook for the weekend “awesome,” with plenty of sunshine, and highs in the mid- to upper 80s.
Both Saturday and Sunday are excellent beach days, he said.