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Forecast: A chilly, mostly sunny holiday week ahead for Long Island

Vivian Santiago, of Hicksville, cheers on her daughter

Vivian Santiago, of Hicksville, cheers on her daughter Luna, 7, as she plays hopscotch in the sand at Field 5 at Jones Beach in Wantagh on Sunday. Credit: James Carbone

Long Islanders can expect clear skies and chilly temperatures for the holiday week.

The forecast calls for sunshine through Friday and slightly above average temperatures, according to the National Weather Service in Upton.

Sunday’s forecast calls for a high in the lower 40s although the wind chill could make it feel between 20 and 30 degrees. Skies are expected to remain clear tonight, the first night of Hanukkah, with a low of 32.

Monday’s high could reach the upper 40s though the wind could make it will make it feel colder with wind chills hovering between 25 and 35 degrees. Sunny skies remain Tuesday with temperatures in the mid-40s.

The forecast looks good for Santa’s journey Tuesday night with partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the lower 30s.

Christmas Day will be mostly sunny with the temperature in the mid-40s, according to the weather service.

The rest of the week will remain dry and above freezing with temperatures in the low to mid-40s forecast for Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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