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Temps in 70s forecast this week for Long Island

A storm system that produced high wind and driving rain in the far Northwest will help create an unusual stretch of warm weather for Long Island, weather experts said Monday.

As the tail end of Typhoon Pabuk -- which hammered parts of Alaska, Washington and Oregon this weekend -- moves inland and into Canada, it also will pull in warm, dry air from the south, experts at predict.

That warm-air mass drifts across the Great Plains, the Midwest and into the Northeast, bringing along weather nearly 10 degrees warmer than normal.

Long Island gets daily highs in the 70s and nighttime lows in the mid 50s to low 60s through Friday, according to the National Weather Service.

Long Island's record high for Wednesday also could be in jeopardy; the Upton-based service's forecast is for a high of 81 Wednesday.

The record daily high is 85 in 2011.

The warm stretch is likely to continue into the weekend, the service said.


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