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Clouds, fog give way to sun, mixed weather week ahead, meteorologist says

Vin Miceli, of Mineloa, left, and Craig Michaels,

Vin Miceli, of Mineloa, left, and Craig Michaels, of Plainview, enjoy the sun and shade at Stehli Town Beach in Bayville on Sunday, May 17, 2015. Credit: Daniel Goodrich

Temperatures on Sunday reached a record high on Long Island, though meteorologists say cooler days are in store for the week ahead.

Islip reached 84 degrees Sunday afternoon, the highest temperature on record since 1980 when it reached 80 degrees, according to the National Weather Service in Upton.

"It's 16 degrees above normal for this time of year," said Joe Pollina, a meteorologist with the weather service.

Lows will be in the 60s Sunday night and there will be some patchy fog and drizzle after midnight.

Monday will be cooler with highs in the lower 60s and showers are expected to arrive by afternoon. "A backdoor cold front will be sliding through from the north" Sunday night into Monday.

Lows Monday night will be in the mid-50s.

Tuesday will be overcast and highs will be in the upper 60s and showers and a few thunderstorms are possible in the afternoon. Tuesday night lows will be in the upper 50s.

Wednesday will be sunny and a bit breezy with highs in the upper 60s and lows in the lower 50s.

Mostly sunny skies return on Thursday when highs will be around 70 and lows will be in the mid-50s.

On Friday there will be mostly sunny skies with highs in the lower 70s and lows in the mid-50s.

Silva said normal temperatures out of Islip for this time of year are highs of 68 and lows around 50.

The rain Long Island received Saturday was welcome as the region has been dry of late.

"We have actually been drier than normal since April," News 12 Long Island meteorologist Samantha Augeri said. "We do need the rain, and the rain we received [Saturday] only put a little dent in our deficit."

Augeri added: "May was off to a cool start but we've had quite a few warm days recently . . . for the month so far we are 5 degrees warmer than normal. It feels more like summer again today."

Will it be warm enough to hit the beach for Memorial Day?

"It's typical this time of year for our beaches and the East End to be a little bit cooler any time we get a wind off the water or sea breeze," Augeri said. "However, the water is actually beginning to warm up a little bit with buoys reporting temps near 55 degrees. That will help us out a little bit going forward."

-- With Laura Figueroa


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