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Long Island weather: Dry Saturday, chance of rain Sunday

Fisherman and the birds enjoy the mild weather

Fisherman and the birds enjoy the mild weather and watch the sunset at Jones Beach on Nov. 15, 2019, in Wantaugh, NY. Credit: Debbie Egan-Chin

The weekend's weather outlook is half good — if you're optimistic.

Long Islanders can expect a dry Saturday with highs in the upper-30s, according to the National Weather Service in Upton.

However, a low-pressure system off the Carolina coast is expected to bring rain, wind and strong surfs to the Island's coasts beginning Sunday, meterologists said.

"Saturday should be cold, dry, and brisk, as strong high pressure builds to the north, and low pressure near the southern mid-Atlantic slowly approaches," the weather service said. "Rain chances will slowly increase late Sunday into Sunday night as the low gets closer."

Although high temperatures on Sunday are expected to be in the low 40s, coastal communities can expect winds from 15 mph to 40 mph. The chance of rain Sunday morning is about 40%, but increases to 60% in the evening, weather officials said. There are also expected to be 8-to-12-foot breaking surfs on the shorelines Sunday and Monday, weather experts said.

The chance of rain Monday night is 60%, weather officials said.

But the rest of next week should be at least somewhat sunny, with daytime temperatures hovering in the upper 40s, falling about 10 degrees at night.

The overcast skies on Monday could linger into Tuesday, the weather service said, but the next few days should be clear, with high in the upper 40s and lows about 10 degrees cooler.

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