Joined by siblings and friends, Wyatt Adler, 9, of Miller...

Joined by siblings and friends, Wyatt Adler, 9, of Miller Place, leaps to get the volleyball over the net on Tuesday at West Meadow Beach in Stony Brook. Others, from left, are Madison Adler, 16, of Miller Place, Cara Nowicki, 8, of St. James, Johnny Adler, 12, and Vince Rohn, 11, both of Miller Place. Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas

Tuesday night's clear conditions, with a low of 53, will give way to a sunny Wednesday -- part of a sunny stretch that should run until Saturday night, the National Weather Service said.

This week, sunshine will be abundant and daytime temperatures will cling to the high 60s and low 70s, sliding into the mid-50s at night. 

While a cold front should approach Wednesday, the dominant weather pattern over the next few days will be a cloud-clearing high pressure system that could fend off Ian as it “builds from the Great Lakes late Wednesday night through Thursday night,” the weather service said.

The system, the weather service explained, "will prevent Ian from making much northward progress,” though how much moisture the hurricane can bring this way is not yet clear. As of Tuesday night, forecasters were saying it was likely Ian would stay to the south of Long Island and the region.

The odds of rain on Saturday night through Monday are 30%.