Sunshine and stiff breezes are in store for Long Island Friday, another in a string of days with unseasonably warm conditions, the National Weather Service said.
Gradual clearing followed morning drizzle. Daily highs in the low 60s are expected with northwest winds from 11 to 14 mph.
A cooler, drier air mass builds into the northeast on Friday as temperatures remain about 10 degrees above normal for this time of year.
On Wednesday and Thursday, daily record highs were set at Long Island MacArthur Airport.
News 12 Long Island meteorologist Rich Hoffman said the warmer-than-normal conditions stick around for the next week.
Hoffman said the nighttime conditions are mostly clear and chilly; overnight lows are near 35 degrees.
Saturday is sunny with winds from the south southwest at 5 to 10 mph and daily highs in the mid 50s.
On Sunday, when daylight saving time begins, clouds move in and there’s a chance of showers late in the day.
Daily highs again are in the mid 50s, reaching toward 60 in some areas.
Hoffman said the average daily high for March is 47 degrees.