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Long Island weather: On and off rain this week, possible wintry mix Wednesday

Harvier Hunter and his girlfriend Rose Estrada, take

Harvier Hunter and his girlfriend Rose Estrada, take in the view at Ronkonkoma Beach on Monday as a mild winter day with temperatures in the 50's. Credit: James Carbone

The good news? There's no snow in the forecast for this week.

The bad news? The National Weather Service said more than likely someone's gonna rain on your parade by the time the week's out.

Monday was most likely the nicest day of the week, with sunny skies and highs that went into the 50s.

Clouds return Monday night and by early Tuesday there is a chance for light rain that could persist throughout the day and a high breaking 50 again, the weather service said in its regional summary Monday evening.

There is a 30% chance of rain Wednesday, a 90% chance Thursday and a 70% chance Friday.

"An approaching frontal system will bring a wintry mix to the area on Wednesday night before changing over to all rain by Thursday afternoon," the weather service said..

Though the long-term forecast indicates we have a good chance for colder-than-normal temperatures this month, the weather service said the system moving into our area Monday will likely keep temperatures "above normal" for this time of year this week.

Meanwhile, a small craft advisory remains in effect for ocean waters from Moriches Inlet to Montauk Point until 10 p.m. Monday and until 6 p.m. from Fire Island Inlet to Moriches, the weather service said, adding: "Inexperienced mariners, especially those operating smaller vessels, should avoid navigating in hazardous conditions."

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