Music to Long Islanders’ ears — three days ahead with sunny or mostly sunny skies, forecasters say, as temperatures rise to the mid-70s to low 80s.
“A nice stretch of weather is on tap for the second half of this week,” the National Weather Service said in its late Wednesday afternoon regional summary.
Indeed, “sunny and warm weather continues through Saturday with highs in the 70s and 80s,” said Pat Cavlin, News 12 Long Island meteorologist.
This arrives on the heels of clearing skies Wednesday, which warmed up to an afternoon high of 81 degrees, said Jay Engle, weather service meteorologist in Upton.
Thursday was expected to come in a bit cooler — with temperatures peaking in the mid-70s, and Friday was to move back up to the low 80s or so.
Look for humidity to “climb noticeably higher during Friday night and into the start of the weekend,” the weather service said.
Saturday was expected to bring mostly sunny skies, warming up to the low to mid-80s in most areas.
That’s good news for the first day of the Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach State Park, though Sunday, the second day, introduces chances of showers, as does Monday, which is Memorial Day.