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Long Island weather: Sunny with 'manageable' humidity

Melissa Lopez and her daughter Lilliana, 3, found

Melissa Lopez and her daughter Lilliana, 3, found a shady spot to read together on a summer afternoon Thursday at North Shore Heritage Park in Mount Sinai. Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas

The benefits of high-pressure areas will reveal themselves this week, with a string of sunny, drama-free days and temperatures rising to the 80s, forecasters say.

For Thursday, it’s “abundant sunshine and manageable humidity, to boot,” the National Weather Service's Upton office said in a tweet. Look for highs in the low 80s.

News 12 Long Island meteorologist Rich Hoffman’s take? “Perfect ice cream weather over the next several days.”

As of 9 a.m. Long Island MacArthur Airport was reporting fair skies and 75 degrees. Normals for the day are 82 for the high and 67 for the low.

Jones Beach at that time was 73 degrees and Montauk 70. 

"Temperatures will be on a gradual warming trend," the weather service said, with the mid- to upper 80s expected for the weekend, and there's also an uptick in humidity. 

The workweek starts out on the same theme, with the first mention of precipitation not until Wednesday.

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