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Long Island weather: Sunny, cooler with highs in the low 80s

Overnight showers give way to a morning of

Overnight showers give way to a morning of clear skies across Long Island on Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, the National Weather Service said. Photo Credit: News 12

A cold front settles east of Long Island bringing in a stretch of cooler, drier air for most of the week, forecasters said Monday.

“Dry, refreshing air,” News 12 Long Island meteorologist Rich Hoffman said. “Rejoice.”

The front allows high pressure to build across the Northeast, chasing out the high humidity that has dogged the region for several weeks, the National Weather Service’s Upton office said.

Hoffman said conditions across Nassau and Suffolk counties will be comfortable through Wednesday, with warmer, more humid weather building on Thursday and then returning for the weekend.

“For Monday, expect mostly sunny skies,” Hoffman said, with high temperatures in the low 80s.

There will be a strong breeze from the northwest at 9 to 18 mph and gusts as high as 29 mph, the service said.

Monday night remains mostly clear with temperatures dropping into the low to mid 60s, he said.

Tuesday looks to be a bit cooler with highs in the upper 70s. Conditions are “sunny and nice,” Hoffman said.

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