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Long Island weather: ‘Perfect fall week’ coming up

A waterspout appears south of Dune Road in

A waterspout appears south of Dune Road in Westhampton Beach on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017. The image was taken looking south from Union Avenue in Center Moriches. Photo Credit: Stringer News Service

Next week looks to bring perfect weather for apple- or pumpkin-picking across Long Island.

Starting Sunday, weather on Long Island is expected to be sunny throughout the entire week, with no chance of rain in the forecast, said Carlie Buccola, a meteorologist with National Weather Service in Upton.

“It’s looking like a perfect fall week,” Buccola said.

High temperatures will be in the upper 60s this week, which Buccola said is normal seasonal weather for this time of year. The temperature may rise a few degrees higher, touching into the low 70s this week for Islip and the East End, with the weather expected to start warming up around midweek.

But “it looks like it will not be as warm as it was this past week,” Buccola said Saturday.

On Sunday in Riverhead, Southold, Southampton and East Hampton, highs will reach the mid-60s, with north winds between five to 10 mph, according to the weather service’s official forecast. Similar temperatures are expected Sunday for Islip, Hicksville, Levittown and most of southwest Suffolk County.

Monday will be sunny, with a high near 70, and Tuesday will be sunny with a high near 71.

Wednesday should see the start of warmer weather for the week, with a sunny forecast and a high near 74.

Thursday and Friday will be mostly sunny with a high near 74, and the sunny weather is expected to continue at the start of next weekend.

The clear and dry stretch will be a welcome change from Saturday, when rain hit parts of the island and reports of small hail came in from parts of Suffolk County.

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