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Forecast: A cool, wet start to the Long Island week

A wet Monday morning commute starts off a “fickle week” of weather, meteorologists said.

After a rainy Sunday night with temperatures going down to the lower to middle 50s, Monday will start out with more showers, a possible thunderstorm and highs in the mid-60s, forecasters say.

According to Jay Engle, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Upton, the East End will see rain into the early afternoon on Monday as the precipitation tapers off from west to east, Engle said. The skies will clear partially later in the day as the skies are mostly cloudy at night, with temperatures in the mid-50s.

News 12 Long Island meteorologist Bruce Avery said the Monday morning commute will have “some downpours and street ponding. Give yourself extra time.” He called it a “fickle week, weatherwise.”

Engle said Monday’s temperatures will be lower than the normal high of 73 degrees at Islip. “We’re a little bit below normal,” he said.

Temperatures should warm up on Tuesday, with highs in the low 70s, he said, but Long Islanders will likely see showers in the afternoon into the evening as clouds increase throughout the day.

The weather is expected to dry out later in the day Wednesday with highs in the mid-60s. Thursday should remain dry with highs around 70.

With Stefanie Dazio

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