Sunny, warm Father's Day leads off mostly pleasant week
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It'll be sunny and warm for Father's Day on Long Island, while the rest of the week will feature warm temperatures with a chance of rain, according to the National Weather Service.
Sunday's highs will be in the upper 70s, with sunny skies and a breeze of 10 to 15 mph, said Joey Picca, meteorologist with the service's Upton bureau.
Gusts of up to 25 mph also are expected, but the wind will die down as the day goes on, Picca said. Lows on Sunday will be in the low 60s, with the temperature dropping down to near 50 by the Pine Barrens.
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Monday will again see highs in the upper 70s, with mostly clear skies that will segue into partly cloudy later in the day, he said.
Monday night's lows will be in the low to mid-60s.
The first chance of thunderstorms comes on Tuesday, with highs that day in the upper 70s to lower 80s. The chance of storms remains low.
"It won't be a washout for the entire day," Picca said.
Tuesday's lows will be in the low to mid-60s, with dry conditions.
Wednesday will see an increased chance of precipitation, especially in the western part of the island, Picca said. Highs on Wednesday will be low 80s. Lows on Wednesday will be in the low to mid-60s, with a continued chance of showers in spots.
Highs on Thursday will be in the mid- to upper 70s, with a continued chance of showers in isolated spots. Thursday night will see lows in the mid-60s, and cooler in areas such as the Pine Barrens.
Friday brings a continued chance of showers with highs in the mid-70s in the east, and closer to 80 near the city.