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Plenty of sun for Labor Day weekend on Long Island

Long Island weather forecast for Sept. 3, 2015.

Long Island weather forecast for Sept. 3, 2015. Credit: NWS/Newsday

Labor Day weekend will be near perfect.

The National Weather Service is forecasting mostly sunny skies with temperatures in the low 80s for most of Long Island over the extended weekend.

Humidity levels also should drop, making outdoor conditions much drier and comfortable, the service's Upton office said.

News 12 Long Island meteorologist Bruce Avery called the four-day weekend a "labor of lovely."

Conditions looked likely to remain dry on Long Island through the weekend, said Faye Barthold, a weather service meteorologist based in Upton.

Saturday and Sunday offer more sunshine; daily highs today are in the upper 70s, and tomorrow highs are a bit warmer, in the low 80s.

Conditions warm slightly Sunday and Monday, and humidity levels rise. Daily highs in the low 80s are expected for both days.

For those with outdoor plans, dry conditions abound. Overnight lows for each day of the extended holiday weekend are in the mid 60s.

For boaters, a small craft advisory is in effect until noon Saturday, covering Moriches Inlet to Montauk Point; Fire Island Inlet to Moriches Inlet; and Sandy Hook, New Jersey, to Fire Island Inlet.

Northeast winds from 15 to 20 knots with gusts to 30 knots are expected. Wave heights from 4 to 6 feet also are likely.

With Patricia Kitchen

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