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Long Island weather: Sunny Saturday with highs in low 60s

Weather forecast for Saturday, October 15, 2016.

Weather forecast for Saturday, October 15, 2016. Photo Credit: Weather Underground

Weather on Long Island will remain clear and sunny this weekend while temperatures stay right on target for this time of the year, the National Weather Service said.

Saturday morning started off “pretty chilly” with temperatures across the Island in the upper 30s and low 40s, said Carlie Buccola, a meteorologist with the weather service’s Upton bureau. Temperatures will warm up to the low 60s, which is “right around the normal temperature for this time in the season,” Buccola said.

“It’s going to be a nice and sunny day, today and tomorrow,” Buccola said. The normal high for this time of year at Long Island MacArthur Airport is 63 and the normal low is 46, Buccola said.

Matt Hammer, meteorologist with News 12 Long Island, said the weather “looks good” for all the outdoor events this weekend, including Oyster Bay’s Oyster Festival and Stony Brook University’s homecoming.

Lows Saturday night into Sunday morning will be in the lower 40s, with the 30s likely in the pine barrens.

No precipitation is in the forecast for either Saturday or Sunday, Buccola said.

Sunday will be “a touch warmer” than Saturday, Hammer said, but will remain clear, with high and thin clouds building in the sky later in the day.

“It’s going to be a pretty quiet weekend weather-wise,” she said.

A spot shower could occur on Monday, but it will remain dry Monday evening through Thursday, when “summer weather” creeps back in and brings temperatures to the upper 70s for most of the week — about 10 to 15 degrees above the normal high temperatures.

Showers may reappear on Thursday when temperatures “drop back to reality” in the upper 60s, Hammer said. The wet weather could continue into next weekend as well, he said.

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