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Long Island weather: Sunny, and windy, Sunday

Weather conditions early this week on Long Island won't be ideal for kite enthusiasts and drone pilots.

Heavy and chilly winds from the north and west will dominate most days — particularly Sunday and Monday — and rain comes on Tuesday, forecasters said. 

The National Weather Service issued a small craft advisory until 6 a.m. Sunday along the South Shore and east of Port Jefferson on the North Shore. A gale warning also is in effect.

Sunday will be partly sunny with a high near 46 degrees. Meteorologists are predicting winds of 10 to 20 mph with gusts as high as 34 mph.

News 12 Long Island meteorologist Bruce Avery summed up Sunday's forecast: “Lots of sunshine for Sunday, but it still will be breezy.” 

Sunday night will be mostly clear with a low around 24 degrees. Winds will be from the north at 11 to 15 mph with gusts as high as 29 mph. 

Monday will have strong winds and daytime highs are expected to reach 36 degrees. 

Although Monday is expected to be sunny, there's a 50 percent chance of snow, sleet and rain between 9 p.m. and 3 a.m. when temperatures will be around 24 degrees. 

There's a 60 percent chance of rain Tuesday, which will be mostly cloudy with a high of 49, the weather service said.

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