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High risk of rip currents on a warm Monday

After a mostly beautiful weekend, Monday will feature warmer temperatures, but comfortable humidity levels for Long Island. With the rise in temperature comes a high risk of rip currents for the ocean beaches through Monday evening. The weather gets stormy later in the week.

After a weekend with some clouds and a shower or two, it ended perfectly with a top-ten day on Sunday. For Monday, temperatures are on the rise and it will feel a bit more like summer. Highs on Monday will approach 80 degrees with cooler readings for the south shore and East End. Speaking of these areas, the National Weather Service is warning of a high risk for rip currents for Monday and Monday evening for all ocean beaches from Brooklyn to Montauk.

Avoid beaches without a lifeguard. If you are caught in a rip current, remain calm. Swim parallel to shore to escape it. Swim to shore when you are out of it. Draw attention to yourself somehow if you need help.

On Tuesday, a cold front approaches from the west. The day starts out sunny, but clouds increase, and showers and thunderstorms are possible later in the day. Recent forecasts have turned their attention more to areas north and west of NYC for the bigger storm threat. Any storms could contain heavy rain. Highs on Tuesday approach 80 for most, again.

While temperatures cool off, the rain chances don't for Wednesday and Thursday. In fact, Thursday could be a wet day with scattered showers and maybe a rumble of thunder. On the other hand, Wednesday's chances are quite slim. Highs will be in the 70s. Look for drying conditions Friday.

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