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Long Island weather: ‘One of the nicest days of spring’

Susan Brinkman, of Patchogue, builds a cairn sculpture

Susan Brinkman, of Patchogue, builds a cairn sculpture on Iron Pier Beach in Jamesport on Monday. Credit: Randee Daddona

The workweek is starting off with sunny skies, as temperatures are heading up to the mid-70s, forecasters say.

Just before 11 a.m., Long Island MacArthur Airport had reached 70 degrees, with 69 the normal high for the day.

“It’s going to be one of the nicest days of spring,” News 12 Long Island meteorologist Bruce Avery said. “What we have going on today is a lot of sunshine and temperatures above normal for this time of year.”

“Tuesday will be the worst day of the week, and even that won’t be that bad,” Avery said.

It will be cloudy early Tuesday, but showers are expected in the early afternoon, followed by a chance of showers and thunderstorms late in the evening and into Wednesday morning, the National Weather Service said.

Temperatures Tuesday will hit a high in the mid-60s and winds will be light, the weather service said.

Wednesday will be mostly cloudy, and Thursday and Friday will be sunny, the weather service said.

Temperatures Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will hit a high in the 70s, the weather service said.

With Patricia Kitchen

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