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Long Island weather: Sunny and warm today, rain possible tomorrow

The National Weather Service said Long Island will have mostly sunny

The National Weather Service said Long Island will have mostly sunny skies with gradually increasing winds and temperatures in the mid-50s. News 12 Long Island meteorologist Rich Hoffman has the forecast. Credit: News 12 Long Island

Though early-morning temperatures hovered right around freezing, the National Weather Service said Long Island is headed into the low-to-mid-50s Friday with mostly sunny skies and gradually increasing winds in store.

Enjoy it while you can, because forecasters are calling for patchy fog and rain on Saturday, with showers also possible both Sunday and Monday.

A small craft advisory is in effect for all South Shore ocean waters from Sandy Hook to Fire Island Inlet from 10 a.m. through 9 p.m. An advisory is also in effect from 10 a.m. through midnight from Fire Island Inlet to Moriches Inlet. East of that the advisory is in effect until 1 a.m. Saturday, the weather service said.

Early-morning light winds will increase to between 8-13 mph across Long Island on Friday, then slow into the early evening, when patchy fog is possible. Overnight temperatures will remain in the 40s, with rain likely moving into the area on Saturday.

"A cold front will move toward the area through Saturday night and move through Sunday into Sunday night, bringing some light rain for the weekend," the weather service tweeted. "Best chances for rain are on Saturday afternoon."

Forecasters said that the chance of rain is about 60% on Saturday, with between a tenth and a quarter of an inch of precipitation possible. Temperatures will remain in the 50s Saturday into Sunday, forecasters said.

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