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Long Island weather: Cloudy skies, chance of showers Friday

Wrapping up the workweek, Friday, April 6, 2017,

Wrapping up the workweek, Friday, April 6, 2017, brings mostly cloudy skies and a continuing chance of showers, forecasters say. Credit: News 12 Long Island

Wrapping up the workweek, Friday brings mostly cloudy skies and a continuing chance of showers, forecasters say.

That’s following Thursday’s record-breaking rainfall, 0.88 of an inch, at Long Island MacArthur Airport, surpassing the previous daily record of 0.7 set in 2009, the National Weather Service said.

There’s a 40 percent chance of scattered showers Friday, mostly starting late morning, with highs of around 50 degrees, the weather service said.

Winds from the southwest of 15 to 17 mph are expected.

As of just before 11 a.m. the temperature at MacArthur Airport was 48 degrees, under overcast skies with winds from the southwest at 20 mph, gusting to 29 mph.

The overnight hours bring a dip down to the mid-30s, the weather service said, with decreasing chances of showers.

Saturday brings sun and clouds, with highs of around 54 degrees, said Rich Hoffman, News 12 Long Island meteorologist.

Sunday looks even nicer, he said, with mostly sunny skies and highs of around 60 degrees.

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