Following a sunny to partly cloudy Monday that hit 61 degrees by midafternoon, rain showers arrive on the scene, starting after midnight and moving from west to east, forecasters say.
The Tuesday morning commute is expected to be "gray, cloudy and showery," with around a quarter-inch of rain forecast, said Jay Engle, National Weather Service meteorologist based on Upton. Showers should start clearing the area in the noon to 3 p.m. range, he said, with temperatures reaching the lower 60s.
Highs of around 67 degrees are possible Wednesday, but breezy conditions could make it feel cooler, he said.
And despite that rain entering the picture overnight into Tuesday morning, News 12 Long Island meteorologist Rich Hoffman said temperatures will be at or above normal all week.
Hoffman said normal highs for this time of year range between 57 and 59 degrees.
On Sunday, the daily high at MacArthur was 61 at 12:54 p.m., the weather service's Upton office said, the first time the airport temperature reached 60 degrees or higher since Christmas Eve day -- Dec. 24, 2014 -- according to the Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University.