High winds and rain toppled a tree that just missed...

High winds and rain toppled a tree that just missed a house in Sound Beach on Saturday. Credit: Newsday / Oswaldo Jimenez

Sunday will end the weekend on a clear and sunny note, following on the heels of a dreary and wet Saturday. 

Don't let the shining sun trick you into ditching your jacket just yet, however. Temperatures are expected to be in the low 40s on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.

Similar weather is in store Monday, but Long Island will see a warm up with temperatures in the low 50s, said meteorologist Bill Goodman. 

Sunday and Monday’s temperatures are slightly below seasonal norms, especially Sunday night, when the low is predicted to hit the high 20s, the weather service said. Goodman said temperatures are typically in the upper 40s this time of year.

Those clear-skied days will vanish Tuesday when the weather service predicts an 80% chance of rain. Rainfall could begin late Monday night, Goodman said. Rain clouds will linger Wednesday when showers are again likely. Wind speeds are not expected to be as severe as what Long Island saw on Sunday, when forecasters said gusts reached up to 40 mph. 

Temperatures both days are expected to hit the high 50s, which is above normal for this time of year, Goodman said. 

Beginning Thursday, Long Islanders can most likely expect clear skies and fair weather, although there is “a slight chance” of rain Thursday, Goodman said. The high for Thursday will top out at 54 degrees, the weather service said. 

Temperatures will drop from there through the end of the week. Lows are expected to be in the 30s and could dip below freezing Friday night.

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