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Long Island weather: Saturday to start in 60s, before dipping to 30s

The day will begin sunny, then turn raw with drizzle by nightfall, according to the National Weather Service in Upton. Rain is a near certainty on Sunday.

George Waters enjoys mild weather at Eisenhower Park

George Waters enjoys mild weather at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow on Friday. Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

The surge of warmth and sun that began Friday returns Saturday — but its hours are numbered — meteorologists said, adding that they expected a dip in temperature and more cold rain by Monday.

“We’re going to start out the day quite mild but we do have a cold front approaching,” said Nelson Vaz, a forecaster with the National Weather Service in Upton.

He described the switch from the mild mid-60s and sunny weather on Long Island to the raw mid-30s and drizzle by nightfall on Saturday as “two halves” of the day.

It gets worse from there as wet weather is a possibility for Saturday night and a near certainty on Sunday, when temperatures will barely reach the mid-40s, Vaz said.

Winds could be trouble too, reaching 15 to 20 mph with some gusts topping 30 mph.

By Monday’s commute, rain, and a considerable amount of it, is in store, and possibly a thunderstorm, Vaz said.

The bright spot lies in the fact that it could get up to 60 degrees Monday, Vaz said, a seasonably normal temperature.

Tuesday is forecast to be dry and warmer, around 50 degrees.

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