While Monday was not making it up to the high 60s or lower 70s for most locations on Long Island, Tuesday was still in the running to see those temperatures, forecasters said.
It would all depend on where you are, as there could be a 10- to 15-degree spread in high temperatures from the south to north shores, said Jay Engle, National Weather Service meteorologist in Upton.
Northern Nassau and northwestern Suffolk are expected to see the numbers on the higher end, possibly the low to mid-70s, he said. The East End could be looking at the upper 50s, with low to upper 60s for the rest of the Island.
This scenario “isn’t atypical for April,” he said.
For the most part, the upper 60s/low 70s that had been forecast for Monday were nixed, as sea breezes started coming in earlier than expected, delivering cooler air off the ocean, said Joe Pollina, also a meteorologist in Upton.
As of just before 3 p.m. Monday, Long Island MacArthur Airport was reporting 60 degrees, with winds from the south of 9 mph.
The later afternoon hours could see south winds gusting to 20 to 25 mph right along the South Shore, the weather service said.
In addition, there’s a possibility for the overnight hours to bring some patchy ground fog right along the coast.