Sunday stayed in the 30s across Long Island but was...

Sunday stayed in the 30s across Long Island but was still a good day to play paddle tennis at Hempstead Lake State Park. Monday will be even better with more sun and a high of 50 in many places. Credit: Jeff Bachner

After a frigid weekend, Long Islanders will —get a reprieve from the winter chill Monday, with sunny skies and a high of 50 degrees in many places, according to the National Weather Service.

Monday night the temperature dips to about freezing under mostly clear skies.

Tuesday and Wednesday both look sunny with highs in the mid-30s and low 40s respectively, according to the weather service.

Thursday is predicted to be much warmer and the high could reach the mid-50s, but with a 40% chance of rain after 1 p.m. and continuing through the new year.

New Year’s Eve brings a 50% chance of rain at night with rain likely the following day. Friday, New Year’s Day, will be cloudy and rainy, yet warm with a high again in the mid-50s.

The chance of rain continues into the night, but Saturday looks mostly sunny with a high in the lower 40s.

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