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Snow makes early visit to Island, but warmup on way

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A man walks at a gas station on Wicks Road in Brentwood on Sunday Oct. 18, 2015, as first snowflakes fall. Credit: James Carbone

Sunday, it seemed winter had come early, with flurries spotted across Long Island.

In the afternoon, there were scattered snow showers mixed with rain, a "very unusual" occurrence for this time of year, National Weather Service meteorologist Joe Pollina said.

Though there was no accumulation, Dix Hills, Southampton, Port Jefferson, Ronkonkoma, Brentwood, East Moriches and Bohemia were among areas snow was reported.

Sunday's high was only 50 degrees.

Monday morning will be sunny, but clouds will increase through the afternoon when it will also become breezy, said Faye Barthold, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service's Upton office. "It'll be another cold day around 50 and sunny." Nighttime lows will be in the lower 40s.

"On Tuesday we rebound a bit, with highs in the mid-60s and it'll be mostly sunny," Barthold said. Lows at night will be in the upper 40s.

High temperatures will continue to be in the mid-60s Wednesday, when it will again be mostly sunny with lows at night around 50.

Thursday brings another day of highs around the mid-60s and more sun with temperatures at night in the mid-to- upper 40s.

Cooler sunny weather returns for the start of the weekend Friday, when highs will reach only the upper 50s.


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