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NWS: Sunny day but rough surf, rip currents from hurricanes

Those headed for Long Island’s South Shore beaches on Sunday should beware of swells from Hurricane Irma, which — along with Hurricane Jose — is expected to cause rough surf conditions into next week, the National Weather Service said.

Otherwise, look for a clear, sunny day to end the weekend.

A high rip current risk remains in effect through Sunday night for southwestern Suffolk, southeastern Suffolk and southern Nassau.

News 12 Long Island meteorologist Matt Hammer said at about 7 a.m. Sunday that landfall for Irma was “imminent” for the Florida Keys, with winds gusting at least 135 mph. But on Long Island, “we get to enjoy a nice day today,” which he said will basically be a repeat of Saturday’s weather.

Jay Engle, a meteorologist with the weather service’s office in Upton, said there could be “just a few fair weather” clouds in the afternoon.

Hammer said temperatures Sunday will reach the low 70s, with the normal high being 76. He predicted a high of 73 in Merrick, Babylon and Northport, 72 in Westbury and Coram, and 71 in New Suffolk and Sag Harbor. A low of 54 is expected overnight in most areas with nighttime temperatures only reaching the upper 40s in the pine barrens.

Sunday’s UV Index will be a high 7.

A mix of sun and clouds is ahead for Monday when the high will hit 76 and the low will warm up a bit to 58.

Tuesday will be partly sunny and the mercury will reach almost 80 degrees, with most areas seeing a high of 70 and a low of 62.

Showers or sprinkles are in the forecast for a cloudy Wednesday when a high of 75 and an overnight low of 62 are expected.

Things dry out for Thursday when there will be a mix of sun and clouds and the high will be 76 with a low again of 62.

Showers return late in the day on Friday to open the weekend along with another mix of sun and clouds. The high will be 74 and the low 61.

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