Long Island weather: Seasonable weather returns with temps in 60s

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What’s to say? Lots of sunshine Wednesday, blue skies, temperatures rising to the mid-60s.

The only thing rain-weary Long Islanders — and PGA championship fans and players in Farmingdale this week — might yearn for are highs in the 70s, and they’ll just have to wait a couple of days for that, forecasters say.

The weather pattern is certainly turning a corner, said Pat Cavlin, News 12 Long Island meteorologist.

And while potential for showers is not “totally absent,” the chances will be minor and “no big rainstorm” is on the horizon.

There should be light winds Wednesday and a “good amount of sunshine,” better conditions for practice rounds at the 101st PGA Championship at Bethpage Black than the cool, wet start to the week. Chances of showers return at night. “Not everyone sees rain,” Cavlin said. “In fact, most of us stay dry here.”

That means we’re left with sun, some clouds, and possibly a shower later Wednesday, but not until after 8 p.m. or so, said Carlie Buccola, National Weather Service meteorologist in Upton.

For the South Shore of Nassau County, there is a chance of brief local flooding around high tide Wednesday evening, the weather service said.

As for tee off at 6:45 a.m. Thursday, as the competition officially gets underway, any precipitation should be just wrapping up, said Buccola. That’s based on the Wednesday morning forecast, and timing could certainly shift. Temperatures at that time are expected in the mid-50s, heading up to the mid-60s for the afternoon.

Friday takes those temperatures up to the low 70s by afternoon, starting out in the mid to upper 50s around tee off time. The afternoon also brings chances of showers.  
For the final rounds of the championship, golfers and fans get to sleep in just a bit later on the weekend, with tee off at 8 a.m.

Those days we’re looking at dry skies, some clouds, some sunshine, with highs Saturday around 70 degrees, a few degrees cooler on Sunday.

2019-05-15 16:21:10

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