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Long Island weather: Showers, thunderstorms lead to a cooler, drier Sunday

Liz Gray of Huntington cools off in the

Liz Gray of Huntington cools off in the water in Huntington Harbor with her dog, Chewy, on a humid Saturday morning. Credit: Danielle Silverman

Long Islanders can look forward to a reprieve from hot and sticky weather, forecasters say.

While Saturday's conditions were muggy and sweltering, hitting 87 degrees as recorded at Long Island MacArthur Airport, temperatures cooled after scattered showers and afternoon thunderstorms along the North Shore, said Faye Morrone, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

She said as of late Saturday night, a slight chance for more scattered showers continued past midnight into Sunday morning.

But the next few days should be more pleasant, Morrone said.

"Tomorrow will be noticeably cooler and less humid. The lower humidity will continue into the day Monday and Tuesday," she said Saturday.

The chance of showers Sunday morning is expected to grow into a well-mannered summer day. Temperatures will reach into the high 70s, making it a nice day to head outdoors, said News 12 Long Island meteorologist Pat Cavlin.

"Tons of sunshine," he said.

The high is expected to reach about 80 degrees on Monday, and inch up toward the mid-80s on Tuesday, Morrone said.

The temperature and humidity are expected to rise in the later days of the workweek, with the chance of showers reaching 40 percent Thursday night into Friday, forecasters said.


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