A bright sunny Sunday is forecast for Long Island with seasonable temperatures reaching into the mid to upper 50s for highs, though very little much-needed rain is expected for most of the rest of the week.
News 12 meteorologist Rich Von Ohlen said Sunday will have a westerly breeze with winds west at 10 to 20 mph with temperatures near the normal high of 54 degrees. He predicted a high of 55 in Southold and Smithtown, and a high of 56 in Selden, Bay Shore, Commack, Baldwin, Amagansett and Montauk.
“High pressure will provide another dry and sunny day,” said Carlie Buccola, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Upton. “The rest of the week will be in the 50s as well — around average or maybe a few degrees above.”
There’ll be a chill in the air on Sunday night when lows dip into the mid to upper 30s with some 20s across the pine barrens.
The sunshine returns on Monday when highs will warm up to near 58 and lows will be near 44.
Clouds roll in for Tuesday — the only day of the week when off and on rain is a possibility.
“We need that rain too,” Von Ohlen said. “It’s been so dry the past several weeks.”
Look for highs Tuesday near 49 and lows near 44.
Morning clouds will give way to more sun on Wednesday when highs near 55 and lows near 42 are forecast.
Mostly sunny skies are ahead for Thursday, with highs near 56 and lows near 38.
Another day of mostly sunny skies starts off the weekend on Friday when highs will be milder near 60 and lows near 41.