Long Island Weather: Windy, with highs in the 60s

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Friday will feel like a quick step into fall – both breezy and cooler than usual.

Highs will be in the mid-60s on Long Island and, according to the National Weather Service, “it will be windy for the first day of fall.”

Wind speeds in the 30s are possible, the weather service said.

Saturday and Sunday, meanwhile, will be about 10 degrees warmer during the day, with sunny skies until possible showers arrive in the late afternoon or evening on Sunday, forecasters said.

Nighttime temperatures for the next seven days will hover mostly in the 50s.

And beachgoers should beware: Hurricane Fiona is expected to bring strong waves, with 16-second interval waves of up to 11 feet, through Friday evening. There is also a high risk of dangerous rip currents until Saturday evening.

The “large swells” from the hurricane, which are expected to reach the Canadian coast by Friday evening, are expected to “bring life-threatening surf and rip conditions along much of the eastern seaboard of the United States, Bahamas, Bermuda and Atlantic Canada for the next few days,” the National Hurricane Center said.

Thanks to these large swells produced by Fiona, the weather service warned: “Localized erosion and overtopping can be expected.”

The Atlantic Basin hurricane season, which lasts through Nov. 30, appears to be heating up, with the National Hurricane Center also noting that Tropical Depression Nine could hit the eastern Gulf Coast around mid-week if it moves southward. north from Cuba.

Rain on the way

The chance of showers in New York on Sunday afternoon is 20%, rising to 50% that night.

“Clouds will rise throughout the day before a warm front,” the weather service said. “A few showers will be possible on Sunday afternoon, but most precipitation should wait until Sunday evening.”

Any downpour will result from a low-pressure system moving down from the Great Lakes, which could send another rain-creating pattern, a cold front, across New York on Tuesday, potentially dimming skies, the weather service said.

However, those chances of precipitation are low, so sunny skies will most likely prevail Monday through Thursday, the weather service said.

Highs are expected to be in the mid-70s on Monday and Tuesday, before dropping to around 70 degrees on Wednesday and in the upper 60s on Thursday, the weather service said.

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