Friday is on tap to be a bit cooler and...

Friday is on tap to be a bit cooler and drier across Long Island. Credit: News 12 Long Island

Mostly cloudy skies hung over Long Island Thursday night, but they're expected to give way to a weekend of warmth and sunshine, forecasters said.

"We're going to have beautiful weather," said Jay Engle, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Upton. "Seasonably warm temperatures, dry weather through the weekend."

The temperature hovered in the mid-70s at Long Island MacArthur  Airport in Ronkonkoma Thursday night, according to the National Weather Service.

Forecasters say the clouds will mostly dissipate Friday, which is expected to be partly sunny with the temperature reaching 75 degrees.

Saturday and Sunday should be a tick warmer and even sunnier, with highs near 77 degrees in the forecast both days.
The weather will take a turn for the worse just in time for the workweek on Monday, when forecasters project a 50 percent chance of showers and a high near 77. The wet, warm weather should continue Tuesday, the weather service says.

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