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Long Island forecast: Sunshine, then possible afternoon rain today

Friday's high should approach the low 70s though

Friday's high should approach the low 70s though beachgoers should be wary as strong rip currents are likely from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m., the weather service said. Photo Credit: Newsday

We have sunshine Friday morning, with potential for a spotty shower in the afternoon, as temperatures rise to the 70s, forecasters say.

Sunshine, then spotty afternoon rain Friday followed by a return to clear skies and a “gorgeous sunset,” for 8:25 p.m., are expected, said Rich Hoffman, News 12 Long Island meteorologist.

The chance of precipitation is 20 percent, the National Weather Service said. "The majority of the day is expected to be dry however."

Friday’s high should approach 74 though beachgoers should be wary as strong rip currents are likely from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m., the weather service said.

By around 10 a.m. Long Island MacArthur Airport was reporting fair skies and a temp of 68 degrees. The normal high for the day at the Ronkonkoma airport is 76, with 60 the normal low.

Saturday is the more promising day of the weekend, forecast to be sunny with a high about 77.

Sunday, however, has a 40 percent chance of showers, though the thermometer might climb a couple of degrees higher in sunny spots, according to the weather service.

And next week starts off with a 50 percent chance of rain on Monday, though the high could ascend to nearly 81, the weather service said.

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