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Long Island weather: Mild, sunny stretch into Saturday

Mild temperatures and mostly sunny skies continue across

Mild temperatures and mostly sunny skies continue across Long Island Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, the National Weather Service said. Credit: News 12

The mild temperatures and mostly sunny skies that Long Island experienced again on Thursday are expected to stick around a couple of more days, the National Weather Service said.

The conditions are courtesy of high pressure which brought in sunshine and temperatures that are expected to be several degrees above average through Saturday, the service’s Upton office said.

“If you enjoy above average temperatures get out and enjoy the next few days,” News 12 Long Island meteorologist Matt Hammer said.

Thursday was a near repeat of Wednesday, with daily highs near 60 and mostly sunny skies. It was breezy, with winds out of the northwest blowing in the high teens at times, forecasters said.

Conditions remain clear overnight and turn a bit chilly with lows in the 40s, Hammer said.

Friday again calls for daily highs right around 60 degrees with mostly sunshine — and mild winds.

“More of the same Friday and Saturday,” Hammer said of the warmer-than-normal conditions.

On Saturday, Hammer said daily highs will push into the mid 60s under sunny skies.

Incoming low pressure and an associated cold front bring showers and cooler temperatures on Sunday, Hammer said.

Sunday’s forecast is for morning showers, cloudy skies and daily highs in the mid to upper 40s.

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