Summer beach days will seem like a distant memory this week as the first days of autumn will bring lower temperatures, wet weather and clouds.
Temperatures will be in the upper 60s Sunday with a possible sprinkle in the morning, but just a slight chance of a shower later in the day, according to the National Weather Service in Upton. Long Islanders can expect more clouds and temperatures slipping down into the upper 50s Sunday night, the weather service said.
The cool weather continues into Monday with temperatures in the upper 60s with partly sunny skies. A small craft advisory will be in effect Monday for the waters off the South Shore from Moriches Inlet to Montauk Point, with winds at 20 to 30 knots and 7- to 10-foot waves.
Unsettled weather is expected for Monday night, when there will be a 50 percent chance of showers, and will continue through Wednesday. Expect temperatures in the low 70s with showers Tuesday and possible thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Temperatures are predicted to rise to the upper 70s on Wednesday with a 50 percent chance of showers, the weather service said. The rain is expected to wind down on Thursday when temperatures will be in the mid-70s.
"We catch a break on Thursday," said Jay Engle, a meteorologist with the weather service.
Showers are again possible Thursday night, with more clouds on Friday.
The sun is expected to return on Saturday to start the weekend.