Cooler temps to hover in LI this week

The weather forecast shows cooler temperatures descending on The weather forecast shows cooler temperatures descending on Long Island. (Sept. 23, 2012) Photo Credit: National Weather Service

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Fall weather is in full swing on Long Island.

A cold front that moved through the area early Sunday morning has pushed high temperatures into the low 70s, where they'll more or less stay for the rest of the week, said Joey Picca, meteorologist in the National Weather Service's Upton bureau.

Sunday is expected to remain mostly clear and dry, with gusts of wind of 5 to 15 mph coming from the northwest, Picca said. Lows on Sunday will range from the low 50s in Nassau to the 40s in some parts of Suffolk, Picca said.

Monday's and Tuesday's highs will be around 70 degrees, with dry weather and mostly clear skies expected. Lows on both days are forecast in the low 50s across much of Long Island, with some spots, such as the pine barrens, reaching into the 40s and even upper 30s.

Wednesday brings a chance of a light rain shower, thanks to a passing storm system, Picca said. Wednesday will heat up slightly, with highs expected in the low to mid-70s, and lows in the mid-50s to near 60 degrees.

Thursday will see a return to dry weather, with partly cloudy skies and highs around 70. Lows will remain relatively mild -- in the low to mid-50s, Picca said.

Friday will cool off slightly, remaining dry with highs in the upper 60s.

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