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Warming temperatures Monday will be followed by rainy week

Long Islanders woke up Sunday morning to a

Long Islanders woke up Sunday morning to a range of cool temperatures that will continue to climb before an unsettled weather system expected to linger throughout the week arrives about noon and brings a chance of showers. Credit: Weather Underground

Long Islanders on Monday can expect cool temperatures that will rise into the upper 50s before an unsettled weather system brings the chance of showers throughout the week, according to the National Weather Service.

"Monday may be one of the best days of the week," said Fay Barthold, a meteorologist with the weather service in Upton. "It will be dry and fairly warm, with highs in the mid to upper 50s and lows at night in the mid to upper 40s. There's a chance of showers again after midnight."

After a quick band of showers passed over Long Island on Sunday afternoon, temperatures were expected to drop back into the upper 30s at night, said Jay Engel, another weather service meteorologist.

On Tuesday, look for the rain to continue with winds expected to remain relatively calm for the rest of the week.

"There won't be a ton of rain on Tuesday but it looks like a dreary, wet day," Barthold said. "Highs will reach the mid to upper 50s so it won't be a cold rain." Lows Tuesday will be in the lower 40s.

Rain showers are expected to continue into Wednesday and cooler temperatures are expected to return when highs will be in the mid 40s and then dip into the mid 30s.

"On Thursday we'll get kind of a break," Barthold said. It will be mostly cloudy, but rain was not expected during the day. "Highs will go back into the mid 40s, which is cool for this time of year. Normally it would be in the mid 50s." There's a chance of showers at night when the temperature again dips to around 40.

The unsettled weather is foreseen continuing into the start of the weekend Friday.

"We bring the chance of showers back with highs in the mid 50s and it'll be mostly cloudy," Barthold said. Lows were expected to be in the mid 40s at night.

News 12 Long Island meteorologist Samantha Augeri said better days are expected to come next weekend.

"Saturday into Sunday could be in the low 60s Islandwide for the first time," Augeri said. "It's starting to look like things are starting to level off a little bit."

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