The flash flooding, hail, lightning strikes and waterspouts that descended on Long Island on Saturday have cleared out and Sunday forecasters predict a nice sunny “classic fall day” with warmer and more seasonable temperatures.
“We’re done,” said Jay Engle, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Upton, said of the stormy conditions. “Going through the week it’s just going to be a warming trend and beautiful weather.
And there’s no rain in the forecast for the week ahead.
“Temperatures on Sunday go back to what they should be this time of year,” said News 12 Long Island meteorologist Bruce Avery. He said that by 6 a.m. there will be clear skies over the Island and added, “That stays around for Monday,” which he said will open a “beautiful fall week.”
Avery said to expect a high of 68 and low of 52 for much of the Island and for the winds to die down. He said that one of the warmest spots will be Westbury, where the high will be 70, while Coram will reach 68; Lindenhurst, 67; and Southold and Southampton, 66.
Engle said the normal high at Islip for this time of year is 68 and the normal low is 51.
Look for bright sunshine on Monday along with a high of 70 and a low of 55, and a mostly sunny Tuesday with a high of 70 and a low of 58.
Wednesday will be mostly sunny again and the high will rise to 75 and the low to 60.
On Thursday, Avery said 78 will be the average high for Long Island, but he said “it may be 80 degrees in some spots.”
A high of 76 starts off the weekend on Friday when there’ll be a mix of sun and clouds and a low of 60.