This year’s summer season is only 10 days old, but it’s already leaving its mark on Long Island.
Long Islanders woke up Saturday morning to another steamy day, with temperatures once again piercing 90 degrees and bringing intense heat that has residents thinking of any way to keep cool.
Temperatures in Islip hit 93 degrees Saturday, breaking the old record of 89 degrees, which was set in 2001, according to the National Weather Service in Upton.
An air quality alert was lifted earlier in the day, meteorologist Mike Layer said, because of a sea breeze that came through the Island. Temperatures dropped slightly as a result.
There’s a chance of showers and thunderstorms Saturday night and on Sunday, but Long Island should be clear of the violent storm that’s already been blamed for 12 deaths across the eastern United States. The storm has knocked out power to more than 3 million people, leaving them without air-conditioning as temperatures continue to heat up.
Layer said there’s a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms and showers hitting the area Saturday night.
Sunday is expected to be party sunny with a high near 89 degrees.