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Long Island weather: Sunny skies and a high near 80

Horses go out for training at Belmont Park

Horses go out for training at Belmont Park in Elmont early Friday. Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Friday’s forecast calls for sunny skies, warm temperatures and light winds.

Long Island MacArthur Airport was reporting overcast skies and a temperature of 75 degrees shortly before 11 a.m. That’s also the normal high for the day, though Friday is forecast to warm up a few degrees further.

The temperature was expected to rise to the upper 70s, about 10 degrees or so warmer than any other day so far this week, forecasters said.

“It will be warmer than normal out there after the cool conditions we’ve seen the last few days,” News 12 Long Island meteorologist Rich Hoffman said.

Saturday — Belmont Stakes day — looks like a repeat of Friday with mostly sunny skies, but showers might develop late at night and continue into Sunday morning, with a chance of thunderstorms at times, the National Weather Service said.

It should be sunny during the day Sunday with a high temperature in the low 70s, the weather service said.

Sunny skies are expected early next week, and there is no rain in the long-range forecast, the weather service said.

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