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Long Island weather: After the rain, a sunny, dry Monday

This NOAA satellite image taken Sunday, Aug.21, 2016,

This NOAA satellite image taken Sunday, Aug.21, 2016, shows a cold front over the Ohio Valley that stretches into the southern Texas coastline. Credit: Weather Underground via AP

More much-needed rain is expected Sunday when pop-up showers and brief downpours are predicted for any time during the day, and more steady showers and storms are forecast to arrive at night.

The day will be mostly cloudy with a few breaks of sunshine and highs near 82 degrees. Lows will be around 69 with the wet weather clearing overnight.

News 12 meteorologist Bruce Avery said the air will be “very muggy” Sunday and predicted that East Hampton and Cutchogue will see temperatures of 80 degrees, Hicksville and Baldwin will reach 84, it will be 82 in Coram and 83 in Kings Park.

Jay Engle, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service at Islip, said that on Saturday, Calverton, Riverhead and Stony Brook got 3.85, 3.78 and 2.85 inches of rain, respectively, while only a half inch fell on Islip and some areas had no rain at all.

“The rain could help ease the drought conditions on some parts of the Island,” Engle said, adding that the rain is coming from a warm tropical air mass.

“Any disturbance and it can squeeze it out like a sponge — you get bursts of rain — but it’s going to turn a lot drier,” Engle said.

The service said on its website on its 3:48 p.m. advisory that “Isolated showers will become more widespread into this evening before ending overnight associated with a cold front. Temperatures tonight will be in the 60s.

“A noticeably drier air mass will be in place on Monday with high temperatures in the upper 70s to low 80s, around normal for this time of the year.

“As high pressure continues to build in on Monday night with relatively cool and dry conditions, temperatures will drop into the 60s for NYC and into the 50s for the outlying areas,” the advisory said.

Another sunny day is ahead for Tuesday, when highs will be near 79 and lows near 62, forecasters said.

Lots of sun returns on Wednesday when highs are expected to be near 83 and the temperature will dip to near 67 at night.

On Thursday, look for mostly sunny skies with highs again near 83 and lows near 68.

A partly sunny day will start the weekend Friday when highs are forecast near 85 and lows are expected to be near 69.

Engle said the normal high for late August on Long Island is 80 and the low 65.


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