A rainy Sunday night across Long Island will give way Monday to partly sunny skies and highs in the low 50s, with dry, below- freezing temperatures overnight and more cold, clear conditions through Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.
Rain Sunday night will taper off before dawn Monday. Long Islanders out for holiday shopping will see plenty of sun mixed in with the clouds and a high of 52 degrees, the weather service said.
Monday night's low will dip to 30 with wind making it feel more like between 20 and 25.
Forecasters said Tuesday will be the coldest day of the week with a high in the upper 30s, along with wind gusts as high as 28 mph. At night, the temperature could drop to the low 20s, with mostly clear skies.
“Tuesday night is supposed to get significantly colder … maybe some single digits wind chill values that we’re forecasting,” said Bryan Ramsey, a meteorologist with the weather service.
Conditions will warm up on a sunny Wednesday with a high near 40 before dropping to near 30 at night.
Sunny skies and a high near 50 is forecast for Thursday, with partly cloudy skies at night and a low of 37.
Friday will start off with partly sunny skies and a high in the lower 50s, according to the weather service, but a 50% chance of showers is in the nighttime forecast with lows in the upper 30s.
Rain will continue into the weekend with temperatures around 50 degrees for Saturday and Sunday.