Dry today, but week's weather looks unsettled

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Long Island will dry out Sunday, with the system that soaked the region finally moving out, but it will be an unsettled week, the National Weather Service said.

"As a whole, today will be a much nicer day than yesterday although there will be a little bit of a chill. But it will be like what we were dealing with last week," said David Stark, meteorlogist with the National Weather Service in Upton.

He said Sunday's daytime high will be around 45 and there will be a mix of sun and clouds.

Sunday night, winds will die down, and temperatures will fall to the upper 20s. Monday will be milder, high in the upper 40s to near 50, but late in the day some light rain may develop and it is expected to be overcast with a chance of showers Tuesday, although milder again, highs near 50.

Wednesday should be a little cooler, Stark said, with temperatures in lower 40s and the chance of showers will linger most of the day -- with the possibility of a snow shower in the morning, he said.

"By Thursday, it appears we will dry out, and it will start to get a little cooler, with temperatures in the mid to upper 30s," Stark said.

By Friday, the high will be in the upper 30s near 40, but no precipitation is forecast, he said.

"Overall, kind of an up and down week," said Stark, who attributed the quick changes in the weather recently to the jet stream, which has been fluctuating -- sometimes allowing in Arctic air and then moving to allow in warmer southern air.

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