Long Islanders can look forward to cooler and more comfortable temperatures this week but there'll be a chance of a showers or thunderstorms over the next few days, forecasters said.
"For the most part temperatures will be around normal or a degree or two below," said Peter Wichrowski, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Upton.
"It'll be cloudy throughout the day today [Sunday] with highs in the upper 70s and there could be a pop-up shower at any time -- mostly in the late morning and afternoon," Wichrowski said. Lows Sunday night will be in the mid- to upper 60s.
News 12 Long Island meteorologist Norm Dvoskin said he expects a break from the heat and humidity.
"It's not going to be like last week when it was humid and sticky," Dvoskin said.
For the start of the workweek Monday, the high will be about 80 but there is a chance of a shower or afternoon thunderstorm throughout the day with a mix of sun and clouds. Nighttime lows will be in the upper 60s to about 70.
"On Tuesday there'll be a slow-moving cold front moving through," bringing with it a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms and high temperatures in the lower to mid-80s, Wichrowski said.
"The chance of showers and thunderstorms will be with us pretty much throughout the day but again there won't be a widespread rain event," Wichrowski said. The possibility of a thunderstorm will linger into evening when lows will be in the mid-60s.
"On Wednesday the front won't move too far through and we'll see dry air work its way in," Wichrowski said. Look for mostly sunny skies with highs in the lower to mid-80s. It will be mostly clear at night with lows in the mid 60s.
"We really don't expect any precipitation on Thursday or Friday -- any percentage for a shower is very low," Wichrowski said. "It'll be mostly sunny for both days."
Thursday's highs will be in the lower 80s and evening lows will be in the lower 60s.
Highs in the lower 80s start off the weekend on Friday when there'll be lots of sun and lows will dip at night into the mid 60s.