Temperatures reached a record-breaking 60 degrees on Long Island Sunday, as periods of heavy rain pelting the region also set a second record for precipitation, National Weather Service officials said.
The temperature was the highest Sunday since the previous record of 56 degrees was set in 2000 for that date. Rainfall surpassed a 1987 record of 0.78 inches, with 1.71 inches falling by 2 p.m. and another 0.1 - 0.25 inches expected to fall later in the day.
Sunday was a highly changeable weather day that saw coastal flood advisories, severe weather alerts, fog rolling in the afternoon, and finally a temperature plunge into the 30’s predicted for after midnight to follow the record-breaking warmth.
Earlier Sunday, Long Beach residents experienced some minor flooding in the Canals and the North Park neighborhoods, but the water had receded by 11 a.m., City Manager Jack Schnirman said.
“Any time you have heavy rain and it coincides with high tide, you have some flooding,” Schnirman said. “When the tide leaves, the water leaves with it very quickly.”
On the East End, officials closed Dune Road and Post Lane in Quogue due to flooding, but East Hampton Police said all other roads were passable.
Monday will be sunny and breezy and seasonably cold, with highs in the mid-30s and lows at night dipping into the mid-20s, forecasters said.
More wet weather — including some light snow — is a possibility for Tuesday when it will be partly sunny with a chance of showers after 4 p.m. Highs are expected to climb to the mid-40s. Monday night, there will be a 30 percent chance of rain or snow.
Partly sunny skies are ahead for Wednesday when it will be breezy and cold with a high of 23 and a low of 22 at night when the clouds roll in.
It will be mostly sunny with highs in the mid to upper 30s on Thursday, then at night it turns partly cloudy and drops into the mid-20s.
More sun starts the weekend on Friday when highs will be in the mid to upper 30s again and there will be a cloudy evening with lows again in the mid-20s.