Yep, it’s back.
The steamy summer continues on Long Island, prompting state environmental officials to issue an air quality alert for Nassau and Suffolk counties Saturday.
The alert is in effect until midnight for region.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation issues the alert when air quality levels are predicted to be greater than an air quality index value of 100 for the pollutant of ground level ozone.
When pollutant levels are raised, state health officials recommends individuals consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health effects.
Those who may be especially sensitive to this are the very young and those with pre-existing respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease.
Forecasters said the Island should see a high of 88 degrees Saturday. There is a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 10 p.m. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.
Also, those in the South Shore should watch for a moderate risk of rip currents at Atlantic Ocean beaches Saturday.
Sunday could get pretty wet, with forecasters predicting storms that could produce heavy rainfall, according to the National Weather Service. The chance of precipitation Sunday is 60 percent. Thunderstorms are also predicted.