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Long Island weather: Very warm and humid as Fay moves on

Tropical Storm Fay arrived on Long Island on Friday bringing high winds, rain and floods to many parts of the area. Newsday's Steve Langford reports.  Credit: Shelby Knowles, Chris Ware, Jeff Bachner, Corey Sipkin and Jim Staubitser

Saturday’s skies should clear after possible early morning showers, as forecasters say Tropical Storm Fay has weakened and traveled about 110 miles west northwest of Montauk Point.

"The remnants of Fay will continue to depart up the Hudson River today. In its wake, very warm and humid conditions are expected today," the National Weather Service said.

A daytime high of 84 degrees is predicted, and look for temperatures to hover in the mid to high 80s for much of next week.

While there is a 20% chance of rain and thunderstorms Saturday night, Sunday should be bright and clear, the forecasters said.

Fay, now classified as a tropical depression, brought winds as high as 46 mph to Kennedy Airport, the weather service said. Hewlett got the most rain in Nassau, with 1.84".

The storm left behind life-threatening rip currents that could endanger swimmers and surfers through Sunday evening and high surf could last until 9 p.m. Saturday, the weather service said.

Swimming at Hither Hills, Jones Beach and Robert Moses state parks were prohibited Saturday due to rough surf and rip currents, according to the state parks website.

The storm downed trees, branches and wires, leading to power outages for more than 27,000 PSEG Long Island customers, the utility said. The hardest-hit areas were in Hempstead and North Hempstead.

As of 8 a.m. Saturday, the utility said 746 customers across the Island and the Rockaways were still without power. Most should have their power restored by 1 p.m., with the rest restored by late afternoon, the utility said.

Monday looks soggy — there is a 40% chance of storms and thunderstorms — but the rest of the work week should see mostly sunny skies, at least during the day.

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