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Long Island weather: Light rain, temperatures near 60 Saturday

A male swan, called a cob, transports his

A male swan, called a cob, transports his newly hatched cygnet beneath the feathers on his back to it keep warm. Dad took charge Saturday, May 7, 2016, on Nosreka Lake along Lagoon Drive in Brightwaters. Credit: Daniel Goodrich

Despite a wet start to the weekend, temperatures are expected to rise and skies should begin to clear up.

Saturday’s forecast marks the end of a week of gray skies and below normal temperatures, said Joe Pollina, a meteorologist in the National Weather Service’s Upton office.

Light rain may move across the Island as temperatures reach highs of about 60 degrees, Pollina said. The clouds will begin to move out in the evening, although skies will remain gray, and overnight lows will drop into the upper 40s.

News 12 Long Island meteorologist Bruce Avery described Saturday as a “transition day” with “cooler and wet conditions winding down.”

“Mother’s Day will be better,” he added.

Pollina said the average high for this time of year is 65, and Sunday’s temperatures will return to about normal, though it may be cooler on the East End.

“There is a chance for showers in the morning, but it should dry out by the afternoon,” he said.

Pollina said to expect clear skies by late morning or early afternoon on Sunday.

Monday morning is expected to be even warmer, Pollina added. After lows dip into the 40s overnight, highs could reach as warm as 70 degrees in some areas for a dry, sunnier start to the week.

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