Long Island weather: PGA Championship starts with sun, high near 70


Weather was accommodating early Thursday for the first round of the PGA Championship at Bethpage Black, with expectations for partly sunny skies through the day, with highs near 70 degrees, forecasters say. 

However, weather being what it is, there is a chance for an isolated shower at the tournament around 4 p.m., News 12 Long Island meteorologist Rich Hoffman.

“Today, we’re generally dry,” Hoffman said. 

At around 9:30 a.m., the temperature was 61 degrees, with clear skies and winds from the west/northwest of 7 mph, according to an automated weather station at the nearby Republic Airport in Farmingdale.

The weather service as of 9:30 a.m. was calling for dry skies through the day, with temperatures in the Farmingdale area heading up to 68 or 69 degrees, possibly touching 70, for the 3 to 4 p.m. time frame, said Brian Ciemnecki, National Weather Service meteorologist in Upton. Still, forecasts do get tweaked through the day. 

Look for similar temperatures Friday with highs near 70 and light winds.

Keep an eye on the forecast, though. The weather service says there is a “slight chance of thunderstorms near and northwest of New York City” on Friday.

For the Farmingdale area the forecast was for chances of showers starting around 9 a.m., Friday, with a slight chance for a thunderstorm also entering the picture in the noon to 3 p.m. range.

Saturday and Sunday, the final round of the championship, should both be dry and sunny with highs in the upper 60s.

“The weekend looks pretty nice,” Hoffman said.

Monday brings showers again with highs in the low 70s.

2019-05-16 14:08:51

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