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Long Island weather: Mostly dry, sunny through holiday weekend

Henry Martin, 5, under the watchfull eyes of

Henry Martin, 5, under the watchfull eyes of his grandparents, relaxes as he sits with a blanket, scarf and jacket as he braves the cold and takes in the sights in Kings Park on Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. Martin whose from Massachusetts, was visiting family on Long Island for Thanksgiving. Credit: James Carbone

Those planning to spend time outdoors on Long Island over the next few days will have a lot to be thankful for this holiday weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

The forecast for through Sunday calls for mostly dry, sunny skies, forecasters said.

Thursday’s high at Long Island MacArthur Airport only made it into the low 40s, a bit chillier than the normal high of 51 degrees. Winds from the northwest made temperatures feel even cooler.

Friday is expected to be sunny and warmer, with high temperatures hitting the low 50s. Friday evening will be mostly clear, with a low of 36.

Saturday will also be partly cloudy but warmer, with highs reaching the mid 50s, the National Weather Service said.

News 12 Long Island meteorologist Rich Hoffman said the area could see isolated showers Saturday afternoon.

Sunday will be sunny, breezy and cooler, with a high of 46 degrees.

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