Sunday and the early parts of the coming week will bring favorable weather that’s both dry and sunny, Long Island metereologists said.
Sunday will “look pretty nice” with high temperatures in the mid-80s and in the low-80s out east, said Faye Morrone, a metereologist with the National Weather Service in Upton. Winds will be 10 miles per hour out of the northwest, she added.
Long Islanders can expect “lovely” weather to stretch on for days with sunshine, normal temperatures and low humidity, said News 12 Long Island meteorologist Bruce Avery.
On Sunday, high pressure is expected to build behind the cold front, bringing partly to mostly sunny skies with less muggy conditions.
“It looks like it’ll be a terrific week to have a vacation here,” Avery said. “Once that nice weather is in here, it’ll stay that way all throughout the week.”
On Monday, temperatures will be about the same, with winds coming from the southeast at 5 to 10 miles per hour.
But before the nice weather arrives, Long Islanders must get through a decent chance of precipitation first on Saturday. The National Weather Service forecasted a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 3 a.m. Sunday.
On Sunday, there’s also a moderate risk of rip currents on the Atlantic Coast beaches of Long Island, the weather service said.
Morrone said if any beachgoer gets caught in the strong currents, it’s best to swim parallel to the shoreline and not straight toward the shores.
“This doesn’t stop anyone from doing what they want, but pay attention and be aware of what the lifeguard is saying in regards to where it is safe to swim,” she said.
— With Sarah Armaghan