Long Islanders already sheltered in place shouldn't feel too bad staying inside this weekend. The forecast calls for a soggy, cool Friday with more rain possible Saturday and even some snow showers.
The forecast from the National Weather Service calls for a 30% chance of rain with snow mixed in before 9 a.m. Saturday. After that, the rest of Saturday should see periods of rain before sun begins peeking through the clouds with a high of 49, gusts up to 38 mph and a low at night of 37 degrees, the weather service said.
Friday is expected to start out cloudy before the rain arrives at about 2 p.m., with a high of 56. The rain picks up at night when the temperature drops to 38. Before the unseasonably chilly system clears Long Island later Saturday, expect close to three-quarters to an inch of rain, the weather service said.
A coastal flood advisory for northwestern Suffolk County went into effect at 11 p.m. Thursday and continues through 2 a.m. Friday. Minor flooding is predicted for shoreline areas, according to the weather service.
Sunday looks like the best day to go outside. The forecast calls for a mostly sunny day with a high of 58 and a low of 44 at night under partly cloudy skies.
While the rain could return Monday, the weather service said the Tuesday to Wednesday stretch should be at least partly sunny. Highs are expected all three days to be in the upper 50s to low 60s.