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A dry start to the week

The Mill Pond trail runs in part along

The Mill Pond trail runs in part along the Wantagh State Parkway. The trail, which is a part of Mill Pond Preserve, has a new extension which connects to the neighboring Twin Lakes Park. The extension came to fruition through many coordinated efforts by environmentalists, citizens, and town and county governments. (Oct. 22, 2010) Photo Credit: Celia Talbot Tobin

After a dry and mild weekend, more dry weather is expected for the next few days.

Monday will feature abundant sunshine and temperatures right around the average for this time of year, in the mid 40s with very light winds.

The same is expected for Tuesday, with Long Island's next chance of rain late Tuesday night into Wednesday.

Well above-average temperatures are expected for the end of the week.

The record high for March 14 is 62 degrees, set in 2002. The record low of 21 degrees was set the year after that in 2003.

This day in weather history:

1870: The term "blizzard" was first applied to a storm which produced heavy snow and high winds in Minnesota and Iowa.

Geoffrey Bansen is a recent graduate of Stony Brook University, with a degree in Atmospheric Science/Meteorology.

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