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Long Island weather: Weekend brings sun, hotter-than-normal temps

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A man rides on a paddle board at Heckscher State Park in East Islip, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. Credit: Ed Betz

Long Islanders can look forward to a sunny and hot weekend as morning fog Saturday fades and makes way for higher-than-normal temperatures, the National Weather Service said.

“Nothing significant” weather-wise is expected to happen over the weekend, following Friday’s rainy conditions, said Jay Engle, a meteorologist with the weather service’s Upton bureau.

“It’ll be a lot quieter and gentler,” Engle said.

Highs will get into the 80s, with some parts of the Island reaching nearly 90 degrees, Engle said, while the normal temperature for this time of year is in the low-to-mid 80s.

Bruce Avery, a meteorologist with News 12 Long Island, said: “It’s a beautiful summer weekend; hazy, very warm, muggy, classic.”

Humidity will remain high on Saturday, Avery said, and while a “chance of a stray shower” may linger, “most spots on Long Island don’t show anything.”

Saturday will remain humid, but it will be felt much less on Sunday.

The weather service issued an advisory for a moderate risk of rip current development at most Atlantic Ocean beaches, including Atlantic Beach, Long Beach, Lido Beach and Jones Beach on Saturday. The rip current risk is high at Robert Moses State Park, Gilgo State Park, Smith Point, Cupsogue Beach and Hither Hills State Park.

Sunday will be the warmer and less humid of the two days, according to Avery, and again there’s a chance of a stray shower.

Early in the week, temperatures will push toward 90 degrees, with the end of the week seeing “still nice summer weather, but significantly cooler with a touch of fall feel.”

Good viewing conditions will continue Monday for the solar eclipse, Avery said. Monday’s forecast shows sunny, clear skies with highs in the upper 80s on Monday, the weather service said. The next chance of showers pops up around Tuesday night into Wednesday.

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