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Long Island weather: Saturday brings spotty showers, highs to 83

Temperatures are expected to reach a high of 83 degrees Saturday, with a chance of spotty showers and clouds in the afternoon, according to the National Weather Service’s Upton office.

“The weekend won’t be a total washout,” News 12 meteorologist Matt Hammer said. “We’ll see mostly cloudy skies and the chance for a pop-up shower or storm this afternoon and evening.”

Hammer said showers have the potential to produce a heavier downpour, and more rain is possible Sunday.

Humidity is expected to hover around 70 percent on Long Island Saturday, the weather service said.

Sunday is projected to reach a high of 80 degrees.

Overall, the service projected less than half-an-inch of rainfall throughout the weekend, with some areas experiencing heavy downpours.

Precipitation was not expected to have “a significant affect” on drought conditions on Long Island, Hammer said.

“Since Jan. 1, we are still several inches below average for this time of the year, leading to those moderate to severe drought conditions,” he said.

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