With sunny skies, little to no rain and low humidity in the forecast, Long Islanders may want to get outside over the next few days.
After some rain and humidity on Saturday, Long Islanders can look forward to “just lovely weather, for the most part,” said Bruce Avery, a meteorologist with News 12 Long Island.
Temperatures Sunday morning will start in the mid-60s for most of Long Island and in the mid-50s out toward the Pine Barrens, Morrone said. But once the afternoon starts, the high temperatures will reach the low 80s, she said.
The weather “should be nice,” Morrone said, adding that 79 degrees is the average high for Long Island this time of year.
The day will be mostly sunny and pleasantly warm, and an afternoon sea breeze should give way to stronger winds for a while from late day into the evening, the weather service said.
The stretch of favorable weather started on Saturday afternoon, after a period of heavy rain threatened flood-prone areas and dumped as much as 2 inches in some areas.
The sunny weather should continue into the early parts of this week, with fairly dry conditions and comfortable humidity, meteorologists said.
“Sunday and Monday are going to be great days,” said Mike Rizzo, a meteorologist with News 12 Long Island, adding that the humidity will be gone those days as well.
The air will be dry for the early part of this week with Monday highs around the upper 70s, Morrone said. There’s a slight chance of rain showers Tuesday, but otherwise, the forecast is for temperatures in the upper 70s.
On Saturday, a warning for high-risk rip currents was issued by the weather service for beaches along Suffolk’s southern coast until 9 p.m. Saturday, said Brian Ciemnecki, a meteorologist with the weather service’s Upton bureau.
The weather service also issued a high surf advisory for Suffolk’s ocean beaches on Saturday until 9 p.m.
– With Sarah Armaghan