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Long Island weather: Mostly sunny Wednesday, highs in upper 50s

Overnight, the temperatures drop to the mid-30s, forecasters say. Warmer weather returns Friday, when it will be in the 60s and mostly cloudy with a chance of thunderstorm at night.

Foggy, cloudy start on Long Island before it's

Foggy, cloudy start on Long Island before it's expected to clear up with highs in the upper 50s and mostly sunny skies, forecasters said. Photo Credit: News 12 Long Island

Long Islanders have two days of dry, mostly sunny skies to look forward, with temperatures rising to the 50s, forecasters say.

Even a “breezy northwest flow” Wednesday morning “will decrease later this afternoon into tonight,” the National Weather Service said.

“We’re watching the clouds break up” and are “seeing that sunshine,” said Rich Hoffman, News 12 Long Island meteorologist.

As of around 10 a.m., Long Island MacArthur Airport was reporting 53 degrees, with winds from the northwest gusting to 28 mph. Normals for the day at the Ronkonkoma airport are 56 for the high and 39, the low.

The temperature is expected to rise to the mid- to upper-50s.

We then take a turn to the colder for early morning Thursday, with lows in the mid-30s around sunrise. That means there could be some patchy frost in the Pine Barrens, Hoffman said.

Still, we can look for a warm up to the mid-50s.

“Sea breezes will likely develop along the coast with a weak pressure gradient in place,” the weather service said.

Skies remain dry into Thursday night, “but clouds will be increasing more ahead of the next low-pressure system approaching from the west,” the weather service said.

Warmer weather moves in on a mostly cloudy Friday, which could be getting up to near 60, though cooler on the South Shore and East End, Hoffman said. There is a chance of thunderstorms at night, with lows in the upper-40s.

The weekend should be cloudy with continuing showers into Saturday morning, when the day could warm up to the 60s. The beaches, though, will still be in the 50s, Hoffman said. Sunday's highs drop back down to the upper-50s, and chances for showers enter the picture, becoming likely overnight into Monday.

"Overall, not a terrible weekend," Hoffman said.

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