Long Island weather: Flash flood watch Friday ends early

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Showers and thunderstorms are likely Friday over Long Island, but a flash flood watch has been canceled.

The watch had been scheduled to expire at 4 p.m., but the National Weather Service said it had been canceled at 11:30 a.m.

News 12 Long Island meteorologist Bruce Avery said the weather system passed to the north and south of the Island and most of the rain over land areas was light.

“Some of it [stormy weather] just nicked parts of the North Shore,” Avery said.

There is a high risk of rip currents at ocean-facing beaches, and the weather service said that swimmers should not go in the water unless lifeguards are on duty.

Temperatures will peak in the low to mid-80s Friday.

The weekend is expected to be dry and sunny both Saturday and Sunday with temperatures reaching a high of about 80, the weather service said.

Temperatures inch up again next week into the mid- to upper 80s, the weather service said. The workweek also begins dry and sunny, but showers could move in Wednesday night into Thursday.

2018-07-06 16:37:06

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