Long Island forecast: April weather in March
The weather on Long Island looks to jump a month ahead with rain showers and temperatures more often associated with April than March.
The National Weather Service on Saturday evening was forecasting showers on Sunday, mainly before noon, with areas of fog before 2 p.m. The temperature is expected to reach as high as 61 and a southwest wind should blow at 9 to 18 mph with gusts as high as 32 mph. The chance of precipitation is 60%.
The normal high for March 6 in Islip is 45 degrees. The record high for the date was 59 degrees set in 2004.
Sunday night is expected to be mostly cloudy with patchy fog after 1 a.m. The low temperature should be around 47 degrees.
There is a 40% chance of showers as the workweek begins Monday when the high temperature will be about 58 degrees, the weather service said.
Tuesday and Thursday are expected to both be mostly sunny on Long Island. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday have chances of rain ranging from 30% to 50%.
High temperatures between Tuesday and Saturday will range from 43 degrees Wednesday to 50 degrees Friday, according to the weather service.