Columbus Day on Long Island looks to be a Monday filled with sunshine and daily high temperatures in the low 70s.

The National Weather Service's Upton office said the slightly warmer-than-normal conditions include a light south wind at 5 to 10 mph.

News 12 Long Island meteorologist Matt Hammer said the normal high for this time in October is about 65 degrees.

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"Definitely mild for this time of the year," he said. "Great Columbus Day weather for all of those outdoor fall activities."

Hammer said clouds increase Monday night, and there is a slight chance for showers into Tuesday morning.

Hammer said the likelihood of rain is mostly on the East End. "Not much of a chance, just a few isolated showers," he said.

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Tuesday calls for partly cloudy skies and a small chance of rain, Hammer said.

But with high temperatures again reaching into the 70s, he said Tuesday "by no means will be a washout."