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More sun for LI as dry stretch continues

Tuesday will mirror the weather from the past several days. Expect more sunshine and high temperatures in the low- to mid-40s through Wednesday. Enjoy it for another few days, Long Island. The wet weather might return midweek.

Wednesday evening skies will cloud over. A slight chance of rain -- and maybe a few snowflakes -- are forecast for Wednesday night with some lingering showers Thursday. Things will pick up a bit into Friday, with the weekend looking pretty good as of now.

Record highs and lows for March 29:

* 82 (1998), 27 (1974) at Kennedy
* 81 (1998), 29 (2008) at MacArthur
* 82 (1998), 30 (2001) at Republic
* 73 (1998), 21 (2001) at Gabreski

This Day in Weather History:

1921 - The temperature in Washington, D.C. dropped from 82 degrees to 26 degrees, thus ending an early spring. (David Ludlum)

FUN FACT: Did you know that it doesn't have to be 32 degrees in order for snow to fall? Temperatures up to near 40 degrees have been recorded when snow fell. The reason for this is snow forms at higher altitudes of the atmosphere. As long as it forms where the temperatures are colder, the surface temperature does not need to be at or below freezing for it to snow.

Source: The daily weather facts are compiled by Hugh Crowther of the Aviation Weather Center. Crowther is a weather historian and has collected and organized weather facts for every day of the year.

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

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