A runner navigates Eisenhower Park in East Meadow at sunset...

A runner navigates Eisenhower Park in East Meadow at sunset Friday. Credit: Howard Simmons

Long Island will see temperatures in the 40s on Saturday before a glimpse of spring arrives Sunday with likely showers.

High temperatures will hit around 42 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. While no rain is in the forecast during the day, by night and into early Sunday, there's a 50% chance for showers, the weather service reports.

As the end of the winter season draws near, temperatures will be almost spring-like. Spring officially starts March 20.

"We’re heading that way," said John Cristantello, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. "For the rest of the week, it should be fairly normal."

Showers are likely to arrive between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Sunday, according to the weather service, as temperatures rise to about 62 degrees.

Rain remains on the forecast for the Island on Monday, with temperatures reaching a high of 56 degrees, according to the weather service.

On Tuesday, temperatures will hit 48 and 46 on Wednesday, according to the weather service. Showers are again possible Wednesday night.

Strollers walk in Eisenhower Park in East Meadow at sunset Friday.

Strollers walk in Eisenhower Park in East Meadow at sunset Friday. Credit: Howard Simmons

Temperatures in the 40s and potentially in the 50s for the early part of the next week are a bit of a change from the week that is ending.

On Friday, the weather was unseasonably cold, as the weather service said the average high this time of year is about 46 degrees, with the average overnight low around 33. Long Island figures to be about 10 degrees lower on both.

The record high for Friday for the metro area was 70 degrees, set in 1974, according to the New York City Almanac. The record low for that date was set in 1872, when it was just 6 degrees.

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