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Long Island forecast: Workweek to start with warm summer weather

There is a lot of sunshine at Coopers

There is a lot of sunshine at Coopers Beach in Southampton on Sunday as visitors enjoy the surf. Credit: John Roca

Warm summers days are ahead for Long Island on Monday and Tuesday before temperatures drop later in the week, the National Weather Service said.

Monday looks to be partly sunny with a high near 82 degrees. The weather service forecasts a 30% chance of thunderstorms after 11 p.m. Monday.

There’s a higher chance — 60% — of showers Tuesday, likely after 11 a.m. and mainly before 8 p.m., the weather service said. The high is expected to hover around 78 degrees.

"For the most part, just your typical pop-up summer showers and thunderstorms," said Dominic Ramunni, a meteorologist with the weather service in Upton.

Wednesday and Thursday are expected to be cooler with temperatures in the mid-70s. Then Friday is predicted to be mostly sunny with a high in the upper 70s.

"Keep that umbrella handy for the first half of the week," Ramunni said. "And then you can lose it for the second half of the workweek as sunshine finally returns. The temperatures will be very pleasant in the upper 70s for the latter half of the week."

There’s a 30% chance of rain returning Saturday. Otherwise, the day looks partly sunny with a high around 79 degrees.

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