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Long Island weather: Cool, dry conditions until the weekend

The forecast calls for mostly sunny skies Wednesday,

The forecast calls for mostly sunny skies Wednesday, May 10, 2017, across Long Island with the temperature hitting a high near 61 degrees. Photo Credit: Weather Underground

Wednesday’s cool, dry conditions can be expected to continue on Long Island through Friday, forecasters say.

As of just before 3 p.m., the temperature at Long Island MacArthur Airport was 56 degrees, having hit 59 earlier in the afternoon, according to the National Weather Service’s site.

Thursday’s “temperatures will continue to run slightly below normal for this time of year,” the weather service said in a tweet. The normal high for the day is 66 degrees.

Friday should be a mix of sun and clouds, said News 12 Long Island meteorologist Rich Hoffman.

“We do have some soggy weather on the way,” he said. Rain will move in Saturday and “some of the rain could be heavy at times.”

Mother’s Day, Sunday, will be “wet in the morning. The rain tapers off to showers in the afternoon,” he said.

The weather service said there is an 80 percent chance of rain Saturday, and 70 percent Sunday.

There is a potential for high winds both weekend days for Long Island Sound, New York Harbor, Peconic and Gardiners bays, the southern bays and ocean waters, the weather service said.

Next week begins with a mix of sun and clouds Monday and Tuesday, the weather service said.

With William Murphy

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