People enjoy blue skies on Coopers Beach in Southampton on...

People enjoy blue skies on Coopers Beach in Southampton on Saturday afternoon. Credit: John Roca

The pleasant autumn weather Long Island has enjoyed in recent days is expected to come to end Sunday with the arrival of rain.

The National Weather Service on Saturday evening said rain is likely after 2 p.m. Sunday. The high temperature for the day should be about 63 degrees which is just a single degree higher that the normal high for the date in Islip.

A northeast wind is expected to blow Sunday at 8 mph to 11 mph. The chance of precipitation is 70%.

A weather service area forecast said a low pressure system "will remain along the coast late Sunday into Monday and weaken on Tuesday, then another weak offshore low will approach from the southeast on Wednesday."

Saturday night rain is likely with a thunderstorm possible before 2 a.m., according to the weather service. The low temperature should be about 54 degrees.

Monday, the start of the new workweek has a 30% chance of rain, while Tuesday should be partly sunny. There is also a 30% chance of rain Wednesday but both Thursday and Friday should be at least partly sunny.

High temperatures during the workweek will range from the mid 60s to low 70s, the weather service said.