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Long Island weather: Highs in low 90s, air quality alert

Heat index values could be as high as

Heat index values could be as high as the mid to upper 90s Friday, July 15, 2016, the National Weather Service said. Photo Credit: News 12

It’s a hot and humid Friday on Long Island.

The temperatures reached into the low 90s and the high humidity made it feel even hotter, the National Weather Service said.

Along with the heat, look for partly sunny skies the rest of the afternoon and there’s even a chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms, the weather service said.

“Expect hazy, hot and humid weather,” said News 12 Long Island meteorologist Rich Hoffman. Though highs will be in the low 90s, it will be in the 80s at the beaches, he said.

An air quality alert is in effect until 11 p.m. Friday for an elevated level of ozone, the weather service said.

The state Department of Health recommends that people consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health effects. In particular, the very young and those with respiratory problems may be especially sensitive to the increased levels of the pollutant.

Friday night brings mostly clear skies, with a low around 72, the service said.

Saturday brings mostly sunny skies, the service said. High temperatures will be near 90 with southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. There’s a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms, though, Saturday night, when lows around 70.

Sunday brings mostly sunny weather with a high near 84, the service said. Clear skies are expected Sunday night with lows around 70 degrees.

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