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Wednesday's sunny weather will last all week

Temperatures across Long Island are forecast to be

Temperatures across Long Island are forecast to be in the mid to upper 80s with sunny and dry conditions, the Upton office of the service said. Credit: Weather Underground

If you liked today's weather and the day before's, you can't go wrong with tomorrow's.

Conditions Thursday are expected to include sunny skies and highs in the low to mid-80s.

"Dry sunny weather, with temperatures above normal, continue through most of the weekend," said News 12 Long Island meteorologist Rich Hoffman.

As for rain, the possibility doesn't rear its head clear through the weekend, said Joe Pollina, National Weather Service meteorologist based in Upton.

That's not necessarily helpful, though, given the moderate drought conditions on Long Island.

While so far this month, Long Island MacArthur Airport has actually seen a one inch precipitation surplus, that comes on the heels of five consecutive months of below normal monthly rainfall. The result has been a more than a 7-inch deficit as of Jan. 1, Pollina said.

The weather service says that "fuel moisture levels will gradually decrease through the week with the unseasonably warm and dry weather," meaning that dry twigs and grasses are more susceptible to catching fire.

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