An occasional snow-rain mix is still in the weather picture for this week, but temperatures will be mostly normal for this time of year even as gusty winds kick up Sunday, forecasters said.
"It will be dry today," said Pat Maloit, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Upton. "We could see a sprinkle this afternoon and temperatures this week should be within a few degrees of normal."
It will be mostly cloudy throughout the day with highs in the mid to upper 40s and lows Sunday night will be in the mid to upper 20s. Throughout the day, winds gusting out of the northwest will increase and might reach 40 miles per hour in some areas.
Abundant sunshine will start the day on Monday when highs will reach the mid 40s. Northwest winds will still be blowing throughout the Island but they will diminish to 10 to 15 miles per hour.
At night temperatures will dip to the upper 20s and late Monday night into Tuesday morning some precipitation is expected to return.
"It'll be nothing like we saw yesterday," Maloit said, referring to Saturday. "It could start off as a mixture of rain and snow but nothing is really expected in the way of accumulation." He said there will be less than a quarter inch of rainfall.
Tuesday will start out cloudy with highs in the mid to upper 40s across Long Island with the clouds diminishing throughout the day.
Tuesday into Wednesday temperatures will be mostly clear.
"Temperatures rise about an hour after sunrise," said Joe Pollina, also a meteorologist for the Weather Service at Upton. Wednesday will be cold with highs only in the low to mid 30s, they will then fall to the low to mid 20s.
There's a slight warming on Thursday when temperatures will reach the upper 30s to low 40s.
"It'll be cooler in the Pine Barrens -- the lower 20s," Maloit said. Look for dry conditions Thursday night and on Friday morning there could be the return a mix of snow and rain that could arrive around 5 a.m. and last until 7 a.m.
Of course weather watchers want to know if any monster snow storms are still coming our way. Not necessarily, according to News 12 Long Island meteorologist Norm Dvoskin.
"Even in April we've had big storms though as we move further into March the probability gets smaller and smaller," Dvoskin said. "March is like December, it could snow."