Winter may still not have hung up its hat, but spring is certainly stepping out on Long Island several days this week, forecasters say.
Monday was a sunny, mild day and Tuesday, Wednesday are expected to be similar, the National Weather Service said, as temperatures close to or above average are expected through the week.
“That March sun feels great,” said Rich Von Ohlen, News 12 Long Island meteorologist. "Go for a stroll, go for a walk," he said, reminding Long Islanders that sunset comes at close to 7 p.m., following the weekend's daylight saving time change.
Look for an early morning low Tuesday of around 30 degrees, with continuing breezy conditions. The day is expected to reach the mid 40s, and make that a degree or so cooler for Wednesday.
Thursday? We’re looking at mostly cloudy skies, with highs in the low 50s, the weather service said. Patchy fog and chances of rain enter the picture Thursday night, with rain likely for Friday.
Still, Friday could be taking temperatures up to the mid- or even upper 50s, said Brian Ciemnecki, a weather service meteorologist in Upton.
Saturday is looking at highs in the 50s with the mid-40s possible for Sunday, St. Patrick's Day.