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Long Island weather: Forecasters predict warm, wet week

Despite the prediction of rain, some took to

Despite the prediction of rain, some took to a boat to fish on Lake Ronkonkoma, March 13, 2016. Credit: Ed Betz

Some higher than normal temperatures are ahead for the week, but so are lots of clouds — and it’s expected to rain on Long Island’s St. Patrick’s Day parades, meteorologists said.

Highs Sunday will be in the mid- to upper 50s, and like much of the week there won’t be much sun but there will be rain showers.

“It’s not looking like a good week this week,” said Adrienne Leptich, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Upton. “There’ll be increasing clouds throughout the day that will gradually lower and thicken from a warm front approaching from the south Sunday night.”

News 12 Long Island meteorologist Norm Dvoskin said that during the day Sunday temperatures could reach highs of 53 in Southold, 56 in Medford, 58 in Northport and Hicksville, but on the East End in East Hampton it will be a cooler 50 degrees.

Lows Sunday will be in the mid- to upper 30s.

Get ready for a soggy commute to start the workweek Monday, when highs will be in the lower to mid-40s and the low at night dips only slightly to the low 40s.

“There’ll be rain sometime during the morning commute — like an inch of rain is expected, and it’ll last through Monday night,” Leptich said.

Another cloudy day is forecast for Tuesday, when the rain again will hang around.

“It’s going to be a light rain or drizzle,” Leptich said. “The organized stuff is going to be moving out on Tuesday morning, then the rain will be spotty with a light rain or drizzle throughout the day.”

Highs will be in the mid-50s and the lows will be in the mid-40s.

Things warm up for the middle of the week on Wednesday, when it will be partly sunny with highs in the upper 50s and the low again will be in the mid-40s.

“It’ll probably be a little cooler on the South Shore,” Leptich said.

Any sun moves out by Thursday — St. Patrick’s Day — when another cloudy day is predicted. Look for highs in the lower to mid-50s and lows in the lower 40s. And yes, look for a little more rain as well, the forecasters said.

“Impulses are moving through on Thursday — upper level disturbances — so there might be spotty showers but nothing widespread,” Leptich said. “There’ll be a 40 [percent] to 50 percent chance all day and a 30 percent chance in the evening.”

On Friday, “There’s a very minimal chance of rain — a 20 percent chance,” Leptich said. But it will be partly sunny with highs in the mid-50s and lows in the upper 30s.

The normal temperature for Islip this week is a high in the mid-40s and a low around 30.

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