Long Islanders are looking at a string of dry days, for the most part, with varying degrees of sunshine and highs in the low to mid 70s, forecasters say.
And, even though the powerful Hurricane Irma is still spinning near the Turks and Caicos Islands, heading for the Bahamas, its effects are being felt at Long Island’s Atlantic-facing beaches.
“Swells from Irma will likely maintain rough surf and a high risk for rip currents into the weekend,” even possibly beyond, according to the National Weather Service’s Upton office.
It’s still too soon to determine what further impacts might be felt on the Island, as much depends on the storm’s track, said Faye Morrone, weather service meteorologist in Upton.
As for Friday, it’s likely to bring some sun with increasing clouds, highs of around 74 degrees and a slight chance for showers Friday night, the weather service said.
Saturday and Sunday bring sunny and mostly sunny skies, as well as highs in the low 70s, with this pattern picking up early next week.
A “Canadian high pressure builds into the local region through early next week resulting in below seasonal temperatures with mainly fair skies and dry conditions,” the weather service said in its forecast discussion.