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Long Island weather: Weekend weather will finally feel like fall

The weather forecast for Friday.

The weather forecast for Friday. Credit: Weather Underground

Fall really may be underway, finally. After a month, so far, of unusually warm days, the weekend takes a turn to the cool side, forecasters say.

“Goodbye to the warm summerlike weather,” said News 12 Long Island meteorologist Rich Hoffman.

After a string of balmy fall days, and temperatures reaching as high as 76 degrees at Long Island MacArthur Airport this week, Saturday is set to head up only as far as around 57 degrees.

And, it’s the only day so far this month not just to come in at normal temperatures, but also to come in cooler than the airport’s normal daily high of 64.

Saturday brings a return to rainy conditions, too, but nothing of the magnitude of Thursday into Friday’s downfalls. Those came about with a boost from tropical moisture - related to what had been Tropical Storm Michael - that moved in from the south.

Saturday’s precipation is expected to be light rain, lasting through early afternoon, the National Weather Service said.

Sunday, then, brings highs of around 60 degrees, along with dry skies.

Enjoy that while you can, as the workweek starts off with a 50 percent chance of rain Monday.

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