AUTUMN ARRIVES SATURDAY
LONG ISLAND’S INSANELY HUMID SUMMER FINALLY ENDS FRIDAY
MOST HUMID SUMMER SINCE 1971
What an insanely humid summer it was for Long Island. When measured by the number of hours we spent this summer with dew points over 70, this summer as the highest since 1971! It was concentrated from late July through the month of August where we had to deal with this almost on a daily basis with only the occasional shot of brief relief.
90 degree high temperature days weren’t too extraordinary though we did seen a higher than normal and later than normal stretch of 90 degree plus days over Eastern Long Island. In terms of the number of hours where temperatures were over 90 degrees Montauk saw a few but nothing like 2006 where the temperatures were over 90 for more than 30 hours over the summer season. Islip spent just under 20 individual hours where the thermometer stood over 90 degrees which looks like is close to the longer term average. It was the humidity that made things feel a lot worse.
EASTERN SATELLITE LOOP
Central and Eastern Long Island benefited today from dry air from New England. There was more sun in the Eastern half of Long Island than in the west and Friday will be a repeat performance of clouds and some sunshine. Lows tonight will be in the low to mid 60s with a few 50s in cool spots while highs Friday will be in the low to mid 70s. The next front for Friday night won’t have much with it other than a passing shower during the early morning hours.
Saturday will be the better of the two weekend days with Partly sunny skies with highs in the upper 70s. The onshore flow strengthens at night and Sunday will rather cloudy but no rain is forecast. For now it looks like any rain will stay to our south. Highs Sunday will only be in the upper 60s to near 70. Monday will probably be the same with lots of clouds with highs in the 60s. Shower chances increase on Tuesday as the next front approaches.