Gusty winds made for a chilly Thursday, even with sunshine streaming, but warmer temperatures are on the way, the National Weather Service said.
Thursday's high was right around 60 with winds at about 15 mph. Thursday night's low will be a chilly 45 and it should be clear. No frost advisory is expected for Long Island, the weather service said.
But Friday's high should be a warmer 63, with Saturday's high up to 67 degrees, and both days will feature sunshine and blue skies, forecasters said.
“Sunny and dry weather is expected with temperatures warming a few degrees each day,” the weather service said.
And then on Sunday morning, a rain-creating low pressure system, pushing warm air up and allowing moisture to condense, is expected to head north into the New York metropolitan region from the southeast coast.
The odds of rain on Sunday, mostly after 8 a.m. and continuing at least until early Monday, are 60%, but the weather service explained its computer models are offering slightly different forecasts.
Possibly, a similar weather pattern in the upper atmosphere could keep “a broad area of low pressure nearly stationary off the East Coast,” the service said.
“This does not mean it will not rain everywhere, but rather how far west will a steadier rainfall get,” the weather service said.
By Monday, the odds of rain retreat to only 30% — and just like Tuesday, it could be cloudy, the experts said
“Chances go down but will remain through mid week with an onshore flow and showers rolling in off the Atlantic,” the weather service said, explaining just how long the unsettled weather lasts partly depends on when a cold front sails in.
By Wednesday, however, the skies should be at least partly clear and sunny.