Long Islanders can expect a stretch of partly to mostly sunny and warm days through early next week, when rain could return.

Friday should see a return of sunny skies with warm temperatures in the upper 70s to low 80s across most of Long Island. Overnight lows could dip into the low 60s with calm winds through the weekend.

A coastal flood advisory will be in effect for southern Nassau from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Minor flooding is expected in the more vulnerable areas near the waterfront and shoreline, the weather service said.

"Life-threatening" rip currents are also likely for all Atlantic Ocean beaches through Friday evening, the weather service said.

"Anyone visiting the beaches should stay out of the surf," the weather service said. "Rip currents can sweep even the best swimmers away from shore into deeper water."

Sunny weekend ahead

Friday will kick off the weekend with "abundant" sunshine and highs near 80 degrees, the weather service said.

The sunny weather is forecast to continue through Saturday and Sunday, when highs should be in the low 80s. Similar weather is expected on Monday.

Then Tuesday and Wednesday, there is a chance of rain, with highs around 80 degrees both days.

The humidity should also increase by early next week, the weather service said.

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