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Long Island forecast: Highs in the 50s Monday, Tuesday

Lina and Mike Crawford of East Meadow play

Lina and Mike Crawford of East Meadow play frisbee with their dog "Rex" at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow on Sunday. Credit: James Carbone

The opening of March looks like a mixed few days with mostly warmer-than-usual days and likely wet conditions at the beginning and end of the week, forecasters said.

Overall, March’s first week will see higher-than-normal temperatures, said John Cristantello, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Upton.

“Monday and Tuesday will have highs in the 50s,” Cristantello said. “It cools off the next couple of days. But they are still a few degrees above normal.”

Monday will be mostly sunny and dry but that could change before midnight when there is a 40% chance of showers, according to the weather service.

Tuesday will be mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers after 3 p.m.

Wednesday will continue to be warm with highs in the mid-50s, but temperatures are expected to drop on Thursday to a high of 48 degrees. Both days will be mostly sunny.

Friday will be partly sunny with highs in the upper 40s. Temperatures will go down Friday night to a low around 30 degrees. Showers may return Friday night with a 40% chance of rain and snow.

The chance of snow showers decreases to 30% on Saturday with a temperature high near 41 degrees.

Cristantello said no high winds are expected from Monday through Thursday but “Friday or Saturday could get breezy.”

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