With sunny skies, light northwest winds and high temperatures Tuesday in the 80s, Long Islanders might think the calendar reads June.
And the best of it is that the summerlike conditions likely will linger for the rest of this week.
"This pattern looks to stay put for the long haul, with highs in the low 80s and sunshine," News 12 Long Island meteorologist Matt Hammer said. "Makes for a nice forecast."See alsoCurrent conditions
The National Weather Service's Upton office said 80 degree temperatures and sunshine are expected through Saturday, with Sunday staying warm but becoming slightly cloudy.
Hammer called Tuesday "another "gorgeous day" and just a bit warmer than Monday. Once again, "lots of sunshine."
"Typically, our average high for this time of the year is 75," he said.
Overnight conditions for Tuesday and most of the week will be cool and clear.
Tuesday night temperatures in the pine barrens drop into the low 50s and some parts of Nassau County fall in the low 60s, Hammer said.
Daily highs on Wednesday likely will creep into the mid 80s, with winds shifting to the southwest at 6 mph.