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Long Island weather: Warm but unsettled Friday and Saturday

The National Weather Service in Islip said Thursday will be sunny with a daytime high of 61 degrees and breezes clocking in no faster than 14 mph. News 12 Long Island meteorologist Rich Hoffman has the forecast. Credit: News 12 Long Island

After a delightful sunny Thursday, forecasters have issued a hazardous weather outlook for Friday as overnight rain or even storms are expected to accompany a warm front that will send temperatures in the region into summertime norms.

The coast will probably see highs in the 70s or possibly the 80s before a cold front collides with the warm air Friday and produces storms for the afternoon in some areas, the National Weather Service said.

"A cold front will approach by the afternoon, allowing for showers and thunderstorms to move back into the area and continue into Friday night," said a regional summary issued by the weather service Thursday evening.

"Unsettled conditions continue into Saturday as the cold front slowly moves through. A cooling trend is expected for the weekend," the service said.

Thursday night is looking to be cloudy and rain should start in the very early morning hours of Friday, forecasters said. The clouds will keep the nighttime temperature from falling below the mid-50s.

There could be some rain into Friday morning, but downpours become increasingly likely after 3 p.m., the weather service said.

Saturday should start off cloudy but then the skies should gradually clear, and the temperature should rise into the low 70s, the weather service said.

Sunday will be at least partly sunny though cooler, with a daytime high of 59 degrees.

Monday and Tuesday both could have downpours but Wednesday looks bright and clear. Highs are expected to be in the 60s.

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