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Long Island weather: Sunny but high rip current risk

Skies will be sunny Monday, Sept. 11, 2017,

Skies will be sunny Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, with mild winds and a high temperature in the upper 70s, forecasters said. Credit: News 12 LI

Long Islanders can expect mostly sunny skies Tuesday, forecasters say, with temperatures heading up to around 80 degrees.

But anyone heading to ocean beaches Tuesday should know there’s a high rip current risk from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., the National Weather Service said.

In fact, “swells from distant Hurricane Jose will likely result in rough surf and a moderate to high risk of rip currents through the weekend,” the weather service said. Jose, a Category 2 hurricane, is expected to meander for several days far to the northeast of the Bahamas, the National Hurricane Center says.

Wednesday brings highs in the upper 70s, but also may be introducing the chance for showers — a 20 percent chance during the day and at night, the weather service said.

Thursday is forecast to see partly sunny skies, with highs of around 80 degrees.

Then, starting with overnight Thursday, comes a stretch of possible showers, with chances continuing through Saturday, the weather service said.

This precipitation would be associated with the remnants of what is now Tropical Storm Irma, said Joe Pollina, weather service meteorologist in Upton.

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