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Long Island weather: Mid 40s expected after record-breaking day

Sunny skies and breezy conditions with above normal

Sunny skies and breezy conditions with above normal temperatures expected to rise to around the mid 40s Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, forecasters say. Photo Credit: News 12 Long Island

Monday may be looking at sunny skies and breezy conditions with above normal temperatures expected to rise to around the mid 40s, forecasters say. 

Still, it’s quite a comedown from Sunday’s open-jacket weather — a record-breaking 65 degrees registered at Long Island MacArthur Airport.

“Temps still above normal but bye-bye 60s,” is how Rich Hoffman, News 12 Long Island meteorologist, put it on Instagram. That’s as, “north-northwest wind brings in colder weather today.”

Still, mid-40s beats out 41 degrees, which Peter Wichrowski, a National Weather Service meteorologist based in Upton, says is normal for this time of year.

In fact, both Monday and Tuesday “will feature high temperatures that are cooler than what we have seen the past couple of days, but still at least in the 40s,” according to the weather service’s regional weather outlook.

Monday is sunny, “then clouds increase through the day on Tuesday after a sunny start,” the outlook said, with a chance of showers overnight Tuesday into Wednesday.

And then, what’s waiting? Another warm-up, with several days that could head up to the low- to mid-50s or above.

Said Hoffman, a “record high possible Thursday,” which could reach around 60 degrees.

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