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Long Island forecast: Chance of scattered showers

Daily highs are predicted to hit the mid

Daily highs are predicted to hit the mid 50s on Monday, April 11, 2016, the National Weather Service said. Photo Credit: News 12

The start of Long Island’s workweek offers overcast conditions and the chance for some rain, but better weather develops toward the middle of the week, the National Weather Service said Monday.

News 12 Long Island meteorologist Rich Hoffman said temperatures are starting to return to normal for this time of year after a brief cold spell.

Cloudy skies, breezy conditions and scattered showers are in store for Monday, Hoffman said. Daily highs are in the mid 50s, with winds from south southwest from 15 to 20 mph and gusting to 25 mph, he said.

Clouds increase Monday night, with some spotty showers toward Tuesday morning, Hoffman said. Overnight lows are in the high 40s.

“Temperatures are getting back on track, and it looks like temperatures will be above normal going into the weekend,” Hoffman said of the outlook.

Tuesday has periods of rain, some of which will be heavy during the morning hours. New rainfall amounts could be as much as one-half inch, the service said.

Rain tapers off as the system moves east and off Long Island, sometime after 3 p.m., Hoffman said.

Daily highs are again in the mid 50s with breezy conditions. Winds from the north northwest blow at 10 to 15 mph.

Warmer conditions start on Wednesday, when sunshine moves in and daily highs climb into the 60s, Hoffman said.

Skies remain mostly clear for a stretch, including Saturday and Sunday, which could see daily highs in the mid 60s, he said.

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