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Forecast: Rain-snow mix Monday night; wet Tuesday

Joy Wendy, of Mastic Beach, goes for a

Joy Wendy, of Mastic Beach, goes for a stroll at Smithpoint County Beach in Shirley on Sunday. Credit: James Carbone

There will probably be a wintry mix of snow and rain Monday night for some parts of Long Island, leading to plain rain overnight that will spread throughout the area, the National Weather Service said in its Sunday night briefing.

"The snow becomes likely across western parts of Long Island, NYC, and Northeast NJ in the evening and will begin mixing with rain. The precipitation gradually spreads northward across the remainder of the region during mid to late evening and will be a wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain," the service said.

"Overnight, plain rain is expected in and around NYC as well as Long Island while the wintry mix remains for the rest of the region. The wintry mix will become mainly sleet and freezing rain by early Tuesday," the service said.

The total snow accumulation for Long Island before it changes to rain is expected to be between a half inch and an inch, the briefing said. The high Monday will be in the high 30s.

Rain is expected to continue through the day Tuesday and temperatures should rise to the high 30s. The precipitation is forecast to clear out Tuesday evening, the weather service said.

The rest of the week is forecast to be dry.

Wednesday’s high is expected to be in the upper 30s, Thursday in the lower 30s, Friday in the mid 30s and Saturday near 40, according to the weather service.

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