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Despite Monday's sunshine, entire week forecast looks gloomy

Get your outdoor fix Monday because the rest of the week looks to be wet and cool, the National Weather Service said.

Highs of just above 60 had been in Monday's forecast for Long Island, but winds from the south now mean temperatures in the mid- to upper 50s for most of the Island and around 50 for the East End, the National Weather Service said in a forecast update.

Winds "are right from the very chilly ocean," said Tim Morrin, weather service meteorologist based in Upton. Still, that air will have "a chance to modify" by the time it reaches the North Shore, so some spots there could make it to 60, he said.

From Tuesday on, a weeklong stretch of unsettled weather is in store for Nassau and Suffolk counties, the service's Upton office said.

Periods of unsettled weather -- mostly scattered rain showers and temperatures in the mid- to upper 40s -- are ahead starting Tuesday "as a series of low-pressure waves move along a frontal boundary," the service said.

Monday mostly is a day of "nice weather," said News 12 Long Island meteorologist Rich Hoffman, with temperatures predicted to be in the 60s likely for the first pitch of the New York Yankees home opener.

As of around 1 p.m., the temperature at Central Park was 58, heading up to 64, the weather service said.

Some wind gusts from south as high as 29 mph are likely for Long Island, the service said.

Rain enters the forecast around midnight, with scattered showers expected into early Tuesday morning.

Precipitation chances early Tuesday range from 40 percent to 80 percent, with rainfall amounts as much as one-quarer inch by Tuesday night.

Hoffman said daily highs through Thursday will be about 6 to 8 degrees colder than normal. The normal temperature for this time of year is 56 degrees, he said.

It starts to warm slightly by Friday, with temperatures climbing to the mid-50s.

But rain lingers until Saturday, when breaks of sunshine appear in the afternoon, Hoffman said.

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