A man enjoys a run across a bridge crossing the...

A man enjoys a run across a bridge crossing the Southern State Parkway near exit 43A onrecent, sunny afternoon in Central Islip. (March 16, 2010) Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin

After days and days of rain - after the wettest March on record in the metro area - Long Islanders are enjoying sun Thursday, with temperatures predicted to soar into the high 60s.

Forecasters call for a light wind Thursday with clear skies overnight. Friday, highs are expected in the upper 60s. Some areas may even touch 70 degrees. A south wind will pick up into the 5-10 mph range.

Sun is in the forecast for Saturday, with partly sunny skies expected Sunday. Forecasters predict the Island will break 70 degrees on Easter.

It will be mostly sunny again Monday and Tuesday. There is a threat of showers Tuesday night, forecasters said, when the lows overnight will drop into the 40s.

But the chance of precipitation is just 30 percent - and the sun is expected to return again Wednesday.

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