Long Island gets a sunny Thursday, with daily highs pushing into the low 70s, the National Weather Service said.
Winds are from the northeast at 6 mph.
News 12 Long Island meteorologist Rich Hoffman said Thursday is part of a stretch of pleasant conditions, including a major portion of the weekend.
“Dry and warm weather the next few days,” Hoffman said. “Most of the weekend is dry and good for corn mazes and pumpkin picking.”
Clear skies continue Thursday night with overnight lows in the 50s, Hoffman said.
Friday’s daily highs are in the low 70s under mostly sunny skies.
The weekend looks as if it will miss a bout with Hurricane Matthew, Hoffman said, which should stay well south of Long Island.
Clouds increase Saturday with a chance of showers late in the day. Conditions are breezy with daily highs ranging from the mid 60s up toward 70 degrees, he said.
On Sunday, a passing cold front brings in cloudy skies and a chance of showers.
Hoffman said the weekend forecast remains dependent on the track of Matthew.
“If the track changes the forecast will change,” he said.