Morning fog is expected to linger, followed by sunny skies...

Morning fog is expected to linger, followed by sunny skies on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, with temps climbing to near 80, forecasters said. Credit: News 12 Long Island

Warmer than normal temperatures continue Tuesday, which brings sun and clouds in the afternoon and highs in the upper 70s, forecasters say.

This is as high pressure “slowly slides offshore” through Wednesday, when Hurricane Maria continues tracking northeast off the Atlantic Coast, the National Weather Service’s Upton office said.

Warmer-than-normal goes for Wednesday, as well, which is looking at some patchy fog in the morning and a slight chance for showers later in the day, the weather service said, as “moisture associated with Maria tries to sneak in.”

Highs in the upper 70s are forecast for Long Island MacArthur Airport.

Swells from Maria will also continue producing “high, dangerous surf through Wednesday and quite likely dangerous rip currents as well,” the weather service said in its forecast discussion.

There’s a high surf advisory through 6 p.m. Wednesday for ocean waters, where the weather service also advised of a high rip current risk through at least 6 a.m. Wednesday. Surf height will be 6 to 9 feet, the service said.

“Rough conditions along the South Shore, as Hurricane Maria passes south and east of Long Island through Thursday morning,” said Rich Hoffman, News 12 Long Island meteorologist.

Thursday is expected to reach the upper 70s before high temperatures on Friday get back to normal — around 70 degrees for this time of year.

Hoffman said a cold front Thursday “will get rid of the humid weather,” bringing cooler conditions into the weekend. And, he said, most of the next seven days will be dry.

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