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Long Island weather: Thursday brings increasing clouds, highs in 70s

The weather forecast for Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017.

The weather forecast for Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017. Credit: Weather Underground

Long Islanders can look forward to a continuing string of above-normal days through the Columbus Day weekend, forecasters say. Also, a batch of tropical moisture associated with the remnants of what is now Tropical Storm Nate could be contributing to some moderate to heavy rain early next week, the National Weather Service said.

As for Thursday, there may be an increase in cloud cover, but temperatures are still expected to head up to the mid- to upper 70s, the weather service says, with 67 degrees the normal high for the day.

And look for warmer-than-normal conditions to continue into next week, said Rich Hoffman, News 12 Long Island meteorologist.

Thursday evening brings a 40 percent chance of showers, not associated with Nate, now in the western Caribbean and heading for the Gulf of Mexico. Chances for showers then decrease but continue through Friday night, the weather service said. Highs in the low 70s are expected.

Saturday temperatures will head up to the high 70s, with Sunday being mostly cloudy and bringing the chance for rain starting in the afternoon and continuing into the coming days.

This rainfall would result from the combination of a cold front with that tropical moisture, said Melissa DiSpigna, weather service meteorologist in Upton. It’s too soon, the weather service said, to be pinning down specifics.

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