Cooler temps ahead of the weekend before warm weather next week
A new record high for today of 78 degrees was set at Long Island MacArthur Airport. The previous high was 71, reach in 1991 and 2010.
WHAT'S NEW: We smashed the previous record high temperature today! Islip airport hit 78 degrees and that beats 71 set in 2010. A very warm day for this time of year and the arrival of rain is now scheduled to be later. Expect showers and maybe a thunderstorm between 8 p.m. and midnight.
WHAT'S NEXT: Drier weather returns tomorrow with cooler temperatures through the start of the weekend. Next week will be amazing with sunshine and highs well above normal near 60 to 70 degrees.
News 12 Storm Watch Team Meteorologist Sam Augeri says temperatures cool down heading into the weekend.
OVERNIGHT: Early rain followed by partly cloudy skies. Lows near 45 degrees with northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Sunrise: 6:25.
FRIDAY: Partly sunny and mild with highs near 60. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Sunset: 7:24.
SATURDAY: Partly sunny and cooler with highs near 51. Lows near 34.
SUNDAY: Mostly sunny and seasonable with highs near 55. Lows near 38.
MONDAY: Sunny and nice. Highs near 58. Lows near 40.
TUESDAY: Warm with mostly sunny skies. Highs near 64. Lows near 46.
WEDNESDAY: Sunny and warm with highs near 68. Lows near 50.