Long Islanders who enjoyed a beautiful, sunny Saturday can look forward to much of the same for the week ahead when temperatures near 70 are predicted for part of the week and only Tuesday and Friday bring the possibility of rain.
According to News 12 Long Island meteorologists, Sunday will be sunny with an average high of 67 degrees. But meteorologist Norm Dvoskin said Roslyn will break the 70-degree mark with a high of 71. He said a high of 68 is forecast for Kings Park, Merrick and Bethpage, a high of 64 is expected in Southold, and Manorville will see a high of 63, while Bridgehampton on the cooler East End will reach 59 and East Hampton 58.
Lows for Sunday will be 44 in most areas with lows in the 30s in the pine barrens region and Westhampton.
“We’re in spring — we’re officially in spring with temperatures above normal and certainly springlike,” said John Murray, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Upton.
Murray said the normal highs for this time of year on Long Island are in the upper 50s, with lows in the lower 40s. “Especially today [Sunday] there’s a good setup for a warmer than normal day.”
A high of 71 will start off the workweek Monday, when it will be mainly sunny and the low will drop to 48.
“Temperatures will be above normal again on Monday — at least in the upper 60s — with lower 70s in western Suffolk and Nassau County,” Murray said.
On Tuesday, look for a high of 61, with some showers and a mix of sun and clouds with a low of 41.
“There won’t be a lot of rainfall,” Murray said. “There’ll be less than an inch. But a front from the north will move across the Island and bring cooler temperatures and a high pressure area out of southeast Canada as we go into midweek.”
Wednesday’s high is expected to reach a cooler 58 degrees and a low of 42, but things warm up Thursday, when the high will be 68 with some sun and the low at night just 51.
Look for a high of 66 to start the weekend on Friday, when scattered showers are in the forecast and the low will dip to 52 degrees.
“Friday’s rain looks to be longer in duration,” Murray said. He said it could last into early Saturday. “There’s an area of low pressure approaching from the west bringing with it a round of showers.”