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LI weather: Beautiful day ahead Sunday, but week gets wet

Long Islanders will continue to feel fall in the air Sunday, as breezy and cool conditions feature lots of sun. The first chance of rain doesn’t come until Tuesday.

Highs on Sunday will be 68, three degrees lower than the normal high of 71, and at night things will get much cooler, with a low of 46. The normal low is 54.

“We’re into fall — really into fall,” News 12 Long Island meteorologist Bruce Avery said. He said a “big dome of high pressure” is causing dry and clear conditions across the Northeast.

Avery predicted Sunday temperatures of 66 in Cutchogue and East Hampton, 67 in Hicksville and Coram, and 69 in Kings Park.

“There’s a pretty quick change,” National Weather Service meteorologist Jeffrey Tongue said Sunday morning of the cooler weather. “It’s currently [7:12 a.m.] 46 here at the Brookhaven lab. “We had a cold front go through and temperatures on the Island yesterday [Saturday] were in the 50s and low 40s in the pine barrens. Winter’s not too far away.”

Although it will be cool, Tongue said, “it’ll be a beautiful day.” He said Monday would be nice and that rain will reach the Island sometime early Tuesday.

Look for a mix of sun and clouds when heading off to work Monday, with highs near 69 and lows near 61.

Scattered showers are expected Tuesday, when it will be mostly cloudy with highs near 70 and lows near 58.

Another sun-and-clouds mix is predicted for the middle of the week on Wednesday, when highs will warm to near 72 and lows will drop to near 58.

Thursday will be a mostly cloudy day, when scattered showers return and highs will be near 68 and lows near 54.

Those clouds will hang around for Friday, when light showers are expected to begin the weekend, along with highs near 69 and lows near 55.

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