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Long Island weather: Wintry mix expected Monday

Lewis Gonzalez rides his bicycle in Blue Point

Lewis Gonzalez rides his bicycle in Blue Point during a brutally frigid morning on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016. Credit: Ed Betz

After the record-shattering cold that had Long Island in its grip since Saturday, the National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for a wintry mix Monday night, forecasters said.

Long Island temperatures dipped below zero in some places by Sunday morning. But a warm-up is expected Monday night, bringing with it another winter staple — snow.

Monday, highs across Long Island are forecast to reach the mid-30s, with increasing clouds leading to an inch of snow likely after 4 p.m. for everywhere except eastern Suffolk.

The advisory also calls for freezing rain at night, and a trace of ice that could impact the evening commute, said John Murray, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service. The freezing rain will transition into rain at about 10 p.m. on Monday, continuing overnight into Tuesday.

The rain will become heavy at times Tuesday when the highs will reach into the relatively balmy mid-50s. There could be rain showers in the evening when the low will be in the 30s.

Wednesday there’s a chance of showers before 11 a.m. but the rest of the day will be partly sunny with a high of 43. At night, look for a low around 26. There is a slight chance of rain and snow showers in the evening.

About an inch of rain could accumulate from Monday through Wednesday, Murray said.

Mostly sunny skies and dry conditions are in store for Thursday when 40 will be the high with temperatures dipping to the low 20s at night. More mostly sunny skies return on Friday when the high will be 38 and the low at night will be 31.


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