Turn up the heat. Autumn is in the house.
Those lingering remnants of summer that delighted us last week are gone, and this week will feature decidedly autumnal weather, starting with light, spotty showers Monday, forecasters said.
"We're reminding ourselves that it's not August anymore," said News 12 meteorologist Richard Hoffman. "We've been so warm, and now we're going to have to get used to it."
For Monday, a chilly morning will lead into a day with temperatures hovering in the mid- to high-60s, he said. The night could feature a few brief but heavy downpours, as well.
"You will need an umbrella," he added.
The thermometer will continue its descent through much of the week, said meteorologist Brian Ciemnecki of the National Weather Service's Upton office. While the sun will make an appearance Tuesday, temperatures will reach only into the high 50s, he said.
Wednesday will be much the same, with nighttime temperatures slipping down to the low 40s.
"It's feeling like fall, especially by Thursday," he said.
Showers are expected to return by Friday night, and there's a 30 percent chance of rain on Saturday, he said. Sunday, the skies will clear but don't expect temperatures to even hit 60.