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Sun closes out weekend, rain returns Monday

More sunshine is on tap for Long Island on Sunday, capping a nice, early spring weekend.

Temperatures will be seasonable, in the low to mid 50s. It may feel a few degrees cooler, with a 15-20 mph breeze from the northwest.

Light to moderate rain ahead of a warm front will move in early Monday morning. The precipitation will stop temporarily Monday evening before more rain associated with a cold front moves through into Tuesday.

Record highs and lows for March 29:

* 75 (1967), 29 (2008) at Kennedy

* 59 (2002), 23 (2008) at MacArthur

* 61 (2002), 27 (2008) at Republic

* 57 (2008), 16 (2008) at Gabreski

Source: National Weather Service

This day in weather history:

1990: April showers brought rain and snow to the northeast. Boston was soaked with 2.91 inches of rain, and up to half a foot of snow blanketed the hills of Steuben County, N.Y.

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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