The dreary weather is expected to taper off, with rain slowing down and temperatures steadily rising for the rest of the weekend, forecasters said Saturday.
Temperatures are supposed to increase from the mid 50s to the low 60s by late Saturday night and into early Sunday morning, with the possibility of a dense fog for parts of Long Island, according to meteorologist Jay Engle of the National Weather Service’s Upton office.
And by Sunday, temperatures should be in the mid 70s, though it will feel cooler along the South Shore and the Twin Forks, Engle said.
Sunday will “still be a bit unsettled with some scattered showers,” Engle said. But, he added, “Most of the time it will not be raining.”
Sunday evening is expected to be partly cloudy with no rain, as temperatures dip into the 50s, forecasters said.
This weekend seems a reflection of what, on the surface, appears to be a particularly rainy May. But the rain totals this month are actually below the average for this time in May, forecasters said.
So far, the weather service has measured 1.4 inches of rain at its Islip station, below the average of 2.06 inches, forecasters said.
The sun will pop out on Monday, and temperatures could reach 80 degrees in some places, according to the meteorologists at News 12 Long Island.
Showers will return Tuesday, and some morning showers are also expected on Wednesday. But sunny weather is likely later in the week, meteorologists said.