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Potential Hurricane Franklin to Develop Next Week and the Weather for Long Island For the Next 7 Day

Today on Long Island will be partly cloudy with temperatures in the low 80's with only a slight chance of a stray shower. There is a better chance of a thunderstorm after 8 PM, but mostly for Queens and possibly Nassau. Tomorrow should be partly cloudy and around 80 degrees, again with just a slight chance of a shower. The cold front will come through Saturday mid morning to early afternoon with some showers and thunderstorms, with the potential for gusty winds and small hail. It should clear up by late afternoon setting the stage for a beautiful day on Sunday with partly to mostly sunny skies, low humidity, and temperatures around 80 degrees. However, it looks like rain for Monday afternoon into possibly Tuesday morning. At this time, Wednesday and Thursday look like nice days next week.

There are signs that the tropics are beginning to heat up, with several models over the last 24 hours showing the development of what could eventually become Hurricane Franklin over the next 10 days. At this time, it is much too soon to know the eventual track or strength, so there is nothing to worry about. I will continue to monitor the situation. However, it's always interesting to see what the models are showing, and the GFS (newly upgraded version) is showing the hurricane heading towards the southeast coast of the United States around August 15th/16th (see image below):

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