Charles and his son Kevin Masterson, 4, of Nesconset play...

Charles and his son Kevin Masterson, 4, of Nesconset play at the Robert J. Henke Nature Preserve Passive Park in Lake Grove during a break in the rain on Tuesday. Credit: Newsday / Raychel Brightman

After showers and clouds were expected to move off of Long Island overnight, the National Weather Service said Wednesday and the rest of the week looks to be a sparkler.

Tuesday night's expected temperatures in the mid-50s were considered cool for this time of year, forecasters said. But daytime highs were forecast to bounce back to the upper 70s Wednesday and the rest of the week.

James Tomasini, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Upton, said temperatures Tuesday were "about 10 degrees cooler than normal for this time of year" but that will not be the case as the week goes on.

"We’re expecting dry weather the rest of the week with high temperatures pretty much in the upper 70s every day for Long Island," Tomasini said. "The air will have a much more comfortable feel to it with high pressure building in from the west and some drier air building in as well."

Skies will be clear right through the weekend, the weather service said. The forecast for Saturday and Sunday calls for partly sunny skies with daytime highs in the 80s both days. Humidity will increase, however, creating muggy weekend conditions.

The next chance of rain, about 30%, is not until Monday.

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