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    Dry, September-like Air for NYC, Long Island

    By By Kristina Pydynowski, senior meteorologist
    August 15, 2014, 11:52:30 PM EDT

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    Dry, September-like air will last into Friday in New York City, replacing the midweek soaking rain that inundated Long Island and pushed Islip into New York state record books.

    The dry weather will be a stark contrast to Wednesday's rain that amounted to 13.27 inches at Islip (as of 2 p.m. EDT), leading to the airport shattering New York state's 24-hour rainfall record.

    Tannersville, New York, previously held the record with the 11.60 inches that poured down during once-Hurricane Irene on Aug. 27-28, 2011.

    Dry weather will continue to dominate New York City and Long Island on Friday under a mixture of clouds and sunshine.


    High temperatures will be held to the upper 70s Friday, which is more common during the first part of September. A high of 83 F is typical in mid-August.

    Low humidity will complement the weather, creating ideal conditions for many outdoor activities. This will include the Mets and Cubs game at Citi Field Friday evening.

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    Some residents and visitors may opt for a long-sleeved shirt or light jacket at night as temperatures dip into the lower 60s in Midtown and the 50s in many suburbs.

    Temperatures will rebound into the lower 80s to start the weekend, but humidity will remain comfortably low and dry weather will persist.


    The return of higher humidity and thunderstorms is expected for Sunday.

    Content contributed by Andy Mussoline, Meteorologist

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