Long Islanders might see some hazy skies on Monday as plumes from wildfires in Canada move south into New York, according to the National Weather Service.
“Because of high pressure in the area, a lot of that smoke is slowly making its way down here,” said Matt Wunsch of the National Weather Service.
Wunsch said the smoke might be noticeable, but not as extreme as what the area saw in June.
Monday’s forecast also includes sun and a high in the mid-70s, marking what will be a mostly dry and sunny week. At night, skies will be clear, and temperatures drop to about 58.
More sun and warm temperatures are expected for Tuesday, with a high in the upper 70s, before dipping to the low 60s at night. Some light winds are forecast.
Wednesday will be identical to Tuesday, but with less wind.
Thursday’s forecast begins with mostly sunny skies and a high near 73, but clouds are likely at night with lows around 61.
Rain is expected to return on Friday with a 30% chance of showers in the afternoon and increasing to 50% at night. Rain is also in Saturday’s forecast, but Sunday will be sunny.
An estimated 9.06 inches of rain fell on Valley Stream Friday, followed by the area around Kennedy Airport, which was hit with 8.89 inches. Kennedy's rainfall surpassed the record for any September day set during Hurricane Donna in 1960, said National Weather Service meteorologist John Murray. The highest rainfall total reported in Suffolk County Friday was 5.19 inches in Huntington, according to the weather service.
With Grant Parpan