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Wet weather gives way to sunshine

After a wet Friday evening, the weekend's weather is looking to be sunny and pleasant, an official with the National Weather Service said.

Long Island residents can expect to see clear skies and highs in the lower 60s Saturday, with a chilly evening, said Joe Pollina, a meteorologist with the service's Upton center. Low temperatures will reach the lower 40s for Suffolk County and the upper 40s for Nassau County.

Sunday temperatures should be similar, Pollina said, with high temperatures in the middle to upper 60s and lows in the lower 50s.

Thunderstorms Friday left some areas of the island with more than an inch of rain. Pollina said the affected areas, which included Islip, Shirley, Farmingdale and Upton, received from a third of an inch in Farmingdale to nearly 1.5 inches in Islip and Shirley.

Long Island residents can also watch for the early stages of fall foliage this weekend. According to the state of New York Fall Foliage Report for Oct. 7-13, Long Island's trees are in the "just changing" phase.

The report estimates red, orange and yellow leaves are at 10 percent emergence.

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