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Friday brings mostly sunny skies to Long Island

A stretch of clear, mostly sunny days is ahead for Long Island as approaching high pressure builds over the area, the National Weather Service said Friday.

After nearly a weeklong dance with high winds, heavy rain and even a dusting of snow, Mother Nature eases up a bit on Nassau and Suffolk counties, according to the service's Upton office.

The high pressure from the Midwest begins a drying-out process, starting Friday, the service said. Daytime highs in the upper 30s are expected, with northwest winds from 8 to 13 mph.

Long Islanders also can look forward to to partly sunny skies from Friday through the weekend and into early next week, the service said.

On Saturday and Sunday, daytime highs in the low 40s are expected, with Monday and Tuesday daytime temperatures reaching the high 40s. Nighttime lows during that stretch will be slightly above freezing, but, again, skies are likely to remain clear, the service said.

One minor glitch is a slight chance of snow flurries after 8 p.m. Friday, the service said. No accumulation is expected.

Weak low pressure may affect Long Island Tuesday night through Wednesday night, meaning a slight chance of precipitation.

But then high pressure briefly returns late next week, providing another stretch of cool, clear conditions.

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