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Long Island weather: Wednesday’s sunny with highs in upper 80s

Temperatures will be in the high 80s Wednesday,

Temperatures will be in the high 80s Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, the National Weather Service said. Photo Credit: News 12 Long Island

Long Island should have sunny skies Wednesday after morning fog and clouds burn off, forecasters said.

Temperatures will be in the high 80s and there will be light winds, the National Weather Service said.

News 12 Long Island meteorologist Rich Hoffman said he saw the possibility of some clouds late in the day.

There is a high risk of rip currents at ocean beaches through Wednesday evening, the weather service said.

Hoffman said ocean swells created by Hurricane Gert are driving the rip-current risk, and he advised swimmers to use extreme caution.

“Always swim in lifeguarded areas and be careful out there with those rip currents,” Hoffman said.

The hurricane was about 330 miles northwest of Bermuda Wednesday morning and should pass well to the south and east of Long Island, Hoffman said.

Thursday will be sunny, and Friday brings a chance of showers and possibly thunderstorms in the afternoon, the weather service said.

High daytime temperatures through the rest of the week will be in the low to mid-80s, and nighttime lows will be in the high 60s, the weather service said.

The weekend looks like a mixed bag: a chance of showers Saturday afternoon, but sunny Sunday, the weather service said.


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