Mostly sunny skies with mild temperatures are forecast as Long Islanders start the workweek and say goodbye to February.

There is a slight chance of snow showers between 7 p.m. and 1 a.m. Sunday night, but the temperatures will clear up come Monday, according to the National Weather Service.

Monday looks to be the coldest day of the week with a high about freezing, according to the weather service said. The day will be sunny but windy, with wind chill values between 10 and 20 degrees, the weather service said.

By Monday night, the temperature drops with a low around 19.

"We'll end the month on a cold note with temperatures 10 degree below normal," weather service meteorologist Dominic Ramunni said Sunday. "They say March comes in like a lion, but this one will certainly be coming in like a lamb."

Temperatures rise a bit for Tuesday, the first day of March, with cloudy skies and a high in the lower 40s. That’s close to the average high for the day of 44 degrees at Long Island MacArthur Airport in Islip. Tuesday's night's low will dip to around 33.

Then both Wednesday and Thursday are predicted to be mostly sunny with highs in the 40s, according to the weather service. Wednesday night's low is predicted to be 33, dropping to 20 by Thursday night.

The dry streak continues into Friday and Saturday with highs in the upper 30s and mid-40s respectively, but a 40% chance of showers is forecast for Saturday night into Sunday.

Ramunni said that Long Islanders may not see signs of spring until the following week.


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