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Long Island Weather and Category 5 Hurricane Lane Heads Toward Hawaii

- For Long Island, mostly cloudy this morning, and then party cloudy this afternoon with a 20% chance of an isolated shower. Decreasing humidity by late afternoon with temps in the low 80's. Can't rule out a passing shower until midnight. - Great stretch of weather with mostly sunny skies and temps close to 80 degrees with low humidity Thursday to Saturday (still some clouds Thurs morning). Humidity starts increasing for Sunday, and then hot and humid next week with highs in the upper 80's and dew points in the low to mid 70's. The humidity may end next Friday of Labor Day weekend. It looks like very little rain for the next 10 days. - Hurricane Lane is an extremely dangerous Category 5 hurricane with 160 mph sustained winds with higher gusts. Hurricane Watches and Warnings are in effect for Hawaii. There is still some uncertainty in the exact track. The Euro is an outlier in that it keeps it further west and doesn't make a direct impact. Torrential rain with amounts over 20 inches are likely with damaging wind gusts and mudslides. The hurricane may undergo an eyewall replacement cycle which may weaken it somewhat today. It will probably weaken to a Category 3 or 2 by the time it passes near or just southwest of the Big Island of Hawaii. I will have more updates today. Also, September looks more active in the tropical Atlantic, and I will be monitoring that as well. The 1st image is the simulated IR for Hurricane Lane for tonight. The 2nd image is the official hurricane track cone.

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