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Long Island forecast: Sunny, highs in mid 70s on LI

Clouds develop overnight on Friday, May 20, 2016,

Clouds develop overnight on Friday, May 20, 2016, and lead to a mostly cloudy, rainy weekend, the National Weather Service said. Photo Credit: News 12

The Long Island workweek ends with sunshine and daily highs pushing into the mid 70s, the National Weather Service said.

Winds from the northwest at 5 to 11 mph shift to southwest during the afternoon hours Friday, the service’s Upton office said.

News 12 Long Island meteorologist Matt Hammer said Friday looks to be a “perfect weather day,” with sunshine and light winds.

“A bit of a sea breeze by afternoon will keep the South Shore and East End slightly cooler” than other portions of Long Island, Hammer said.

Clouds develop overnight and lead to a mostly cloudy, rainy weekend, Hammer said.

Overnight lows are in the 50s, with clouds moving in by Saturday morning.

Saturday highs are in the low 60s; on Sunday, they climb a bit into the mid 60s. Both days will be mostly cloudy and somewhat wet, Hammer said.

“It’ll be much cooler Saturday, with mostly cloudy skies and developing rain by mid to late afternoon,” Hammer said.

How much rain is uncertain, he said, but it “looks like some downpours are possible overnight into early Sunday.”

Scattered showers could linger Sunday, too.

Monday and Tuesday also could get some afternoon showers, but then the forecast is likely “a prolonged stretch of 70s starting on Wednesday,” he said.

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