The latest on Hurricane Elsa and the Long Island forecast:
- Elsa has weakened slightly to maximum sustained winds of 80 mph, but some slight re-strengthening is likely. How much time it spends over land (mostly Cuba) will determine its intensity when it gets near the west coast of Florida, but it will likely be a tropical storm.
- Unusually chilly weather for today (July 3rd) on Long Island with highs only in the low to mid 60's with periods of rain and possibly a thunderstorm and some showers will linger into tonight. The 4th of July looks better, but there is around a 30% chance of a late afternoon or evening shower or thunderstorm.
LONG ISLAND FORECAST: - Today: Cloudy and unusually cool with periods of rain throughout the day with a thunderstorm possible in the afternoon. Highs only in the low to mid 60's. Wind mostly out of the NE at 10 to 15 mph.
- Tonight: Cloudy and cool with scattered showers at times with lows in the upper 50's. Wind out of the NNE at 10 to 15 mph.
- Tomorrow (4th of July): Partly cloudy with a 30% chance of a late afternoon or evening shower or thunderstorm. Highs in the mid 70's. Wind out of the NNE in the morning at 5 mph or less and then SSW by late afternoon at 5 to 10 mph.
- Monday: Mostly sunny and warmer with highs mostly in the low 80's, but cooler for the south shore and east end. Light wind in the morning and then out of the S at 10 mph in the afternoon.
- Tuesday: Sunny, hot, and humid with highs in the mid to upper 80's, but cooler for the south shore and east end. Wind out of the SSW at 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
- Wednesday: Partly cloudy, hot, and humid with a chance of a late afternoon shower or thunderstorm. Highs in the mid to upper 80's, but cooler for the south shore and east end.