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Long Island weather: Sunny, chilly weekend with lows in 20s

"It's like the dead of winter, temperature-wise," said Bruce Avery, News 12 Long Island meteorologist.

The weather forecast for Saturday.

The weather forecast for Saturday. Photo Credit: Newsday

A sunny yet chilly weekend is in store for Long Islanders as a northwest wind brings cold air to the region, forecasters said.

High temperatures on Saturday are expected to be in the mid-30s, according to Carlie Buccola, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Upton.

Sunday's highs are predicted to be in the upper 30s and Monday's high could be around 40, she said.

Temperatures are likely to dip into the 20s — or get as low as the teens in the pine barrens — overnight through Monday, Buccola said.

“It’s like the dead of winter, temperature-wise,” said Bruce Avery, a News 12 Long Island meteorologist.

The normal temperatures this time of year are in the mid-40s, with lows in the lower 30s, Buccola said. 

“It’s definitely colder than normal,” she said. “It’s just high pressure and cold northwest wind is bringing colder air.”

The remainder of next week through Thursday is expected to bring lots of sun, with highs in the upper 30s to low 40s, Avery said. Rain showers move in Friday through next weekend, which should be milder with highs near 50.

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