Cooler, drier weather for Long Island Thursday, rough surf from Lee this weekend
NOW: A few showers and storms will linger through 8pm before skies clear with drier and cooler weather tonight. Much more comfortable weather is ahead into the weekend.
NEXT: A small craft advisory, high surf advisory, and high risk of rip currents is in effect through Saturday as Hurricane Lee will past east of Long Island Friday into Saturday. Roughest conditions on the water will be Friday into Saturday morning. Skies will be mostly sunny with some extra clouds and the chance of a few showers around the East End on Saturday. It will also be breezy with northerly winds increasing 20 to 30 mph by Saturday.
We continue to monitor Lee's track for potential impacts. The storm still looks well offshore with no major direct impact. Coastal impacts are possible - including rip currents and possible beach erosion. Watch the video below for more:
Storm Watch Team Meteorologist Sam Augeri says it will be a lot more comfortable and less humid to end the week.
THURSDAY: Mostly sunny and nice. Breezy at times. Highs near 76 with north winds 10 to 15 mph. Sunset: 7:03
THURSDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear, cool, and breezy. Lows near 56 with northerly winds 10 to 20 mph.
FRIDAY: Sam's Pick of the Week: Mostly sunny and nice. Cooler and breezy. Highs near 73. Lows near 53.
SATURDAY: Partly sunny and breezy. Slight chance for a few showers around the East End as Hurricane Lee passes by. Highs near 77. Lows near 62.
SUNDAY: Mostly sunny, nice, and warm. Highs near 79. Lows near 64.
MONDAY: Sun and clouds. Warm with highs near 79. Lows near 63.