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A sunny but shivery Saturday

Sunshine is once again in the forecast for Long Island, but temperatures will struggle to hit 40 degrees, a trend that will continue over the next few days before an eventual warm-up next week.

Expect average highs to be about 38 to 42 across Long Island, with lows in the 20s for Saturday night.

Sunday is expected to feature much of the same, with a slight increase in temperatures and clouds rolling in.

Normal highs for this time of year are in the low 50s.

Record highs and lows for March 26:

* 65 (2000), 26 (1975) at Kennedy Airport
* 64 (2000), 26 (2001) at Long Island MacArthur Airport
* 60 (2008), 26 (2001) at Republic Airport
* 59 (2008), 19 (1999) at Gabreski Airport

This Day in Weather History

1988 - Twenty cities in the southwestern United States reported record high temperatures for the date. Afternoon highs were 73 in Flagstaff, Ariz.; 90 in Sacramento, Calif.; 95 in Santa Maria, Calif.; 95 in Los Angeles; 99 in Tucson, Ariz.; and 100 in Phoenix.


Geoffrey Bansen, a recent graduate of Stony Brook University, has a degree in atmospheric science/meteorology.

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