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Long Island weather: Sunny, dry weekend ahead

Thursday's weather will be repeated this weekend.

Thursday's weather will be repeated this weekend. Credit: Newsday

If you enjoyed Thursday's weather - sunny skies and temperatures reaching the lower 80s or so - you can look forward to similar conditions through the weekend, forecasters said.

One possible blip, though, comes Saturday night, which brings a chance of showers and thunderstorms, the National Weather Service said late Thursday afternoon.

Ocean swells from Hurricane Chris, now a post-tropical system heading toward Newfoundland, have created a moderate risk of rip currents through Thursday evening at ocean-facing beaches in Suffolk County, the weather service said.

And, "even though Chris is moving away from the United States, swells generated by the storm will affect portions of the coast, from North Carolina northward to New England during the next couple of days," the National Hurricane Center said Thursday morning.

There is also a risk Thursday of minor coastal flooding from 7 to 10 p.m. along the southern bays of Nassau County, the weather service said.

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