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Long Island weather: Sunny weekend with 70 possible Sunday

Cold morning temperatures in the mid to upper

Cold morning temperatures in the mid to upper 30s give way to north winds from 5 to 11 mph and clear blue skies Friday, April 15, 2016, the National Weather Service said. Credit: News 12

Get ready for a nice spring weekend.

The National Weather Service is calling for sunny skies on Long Island with daily highs in the low 60s on Saturday and the mid- to upper 60s on Sunday.

News 12 Long Island meteorologist Rich Hoffman called for “dry weather with temperatures above normal into the weekend.”

Hoffman said highs Sunday for some areas could touch 70 degrees.

Friday night turns chilly, with overnight lows into the mid-30s and low 40s, Hoffman said. Clear skies develop some clouds during the early morning hours.

Saturday turns to mostly sunshine, breezy conditions and highs pushing to the low 60s, Hoffman said.

On Sunday, it’s partly sunny with 70 degrees possible inland and bit cooler at the shorelines and on the East End.

And, memories of the recent cold spell aside, this would not mark the first day that saw 70 or above this year.

The thermometer hit 73 degrees at Long Island MacArthur Airport on March 10, the earliest date for a first spike into the 70s since 1984, when records started being kept at the airport, according to the Northeast Regional Climate Center, based at Cornell University. (On average, April 9 is the first date to see the 70s, according to the center.)

In addition, March 23 of this year hit 71 degrees.

With Patricia Kitchen

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