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Long Island weather: Cool but sunny Friday

Friends Andres Ruiz, left, 32, of Huntington, and

Friends Andres Ruiz, left, 32, of Huntington, and Antonio Magana, 32, of Great Neck, cast their lines while fishing on a mild day Thursday in Cold Spring Harbor.

A cool but seasonal and sunny Friday will kick off a warmer weekend, Long Island-based forecasters said Thursday, with day temperatures reaching into the high 60s on Saturday and peaking in the mid-70s on Sunday.

The “weekend looks great,” News 12 Long Island meteorologist Rich Hoffman said.

Friday is set to begin with a low of 60 degrees in the early morning hours but should warm up a few notches later in the day. Skies should be mostly sunny.

National Weather Service meteorologists in Upton predicted that Friday’s high could hit 66 degrees and that the day will feature northeast winds of 9 to 13 mph. Clouds and a cool 54 degrees are expected for the night.

Saturday is on track to be mostly sunny with highs near 66 degrees, under partly cloudy skies and with a low of around 58 degrees. South winds should range between 3 and 6 mph.

Sunday’s weather jumps up to the mid-70s with lots of sun, giving way to partly cloudy skies and a low of around 65 degrees, forecasters said.

Warmer, more humid air can be expected into next week, the weather service said, with Monday, Columbus Day, seeing mostly sunny skies and highs in the mid-70s.

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