The weekend’s gloomy, damp weather is expected to continue into Sunday on Long Island when clouds and scattered showers are predicted with a similar forecast for the start of the workweek.
“It looks like it’s going to linger into Monday,” News 12 Long Island meteorologist Bruce Avery said of the cloudy, unsettled conditions.
He said meteorologists were also keeping an eye on Hurricane Matthew now in the Caribbean. He said Long Island “will be OK” in terms of the storm’s effects, though he said more would be known later in the week.
Joe Pollina, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Upton, agreed, saying “it’s way too early to tell” what Matthew will do. “It’s out in the Caribbean 345 miles south-southwest of Port-au-Prince (Haiti).” He said it was traveling northwest at 5 miles per hour with maximum winds gusting up to 150 miles an hour.
Sunday’s high will reach 68 degrees on much of the Island, with East Hampton, Montauk and Cutchogue seeing a high of 67; Kings Park and Coram, 68; and Baldwin a warmer 70, Avery said. The low will be in the mid to upper 50s.
“We’ve had an area of low pressure across the Ohio Valley that will hang around through today (Sunday) before it starts to weaken off and move to the east and finally get us into drier air tomorrow,” said David Stark, also a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. “You could see some breaks of sun today and by tomorrow afternoon there should be a much different story than what we’ve been seeing this weekend.”
But the clouds were expected to still linger for at least part of Monday when a few light showers or sprinkles are forecast along with highs near 72 and lows near 60.
Things finally brighten up on Tuesday when Long Islanders can look forward to partly sunny skies and highs near 67 and lows near 55.
Partly sunny skies return for Wednesday when it will be breezy with lows near 54.
Clouds come back for a windy day on Thursday with highs near 69 and lows dropping to 57 at night.
More windy conditions and mostly cloudy skies are expected for Thursday. Look for highs near 69 and lows near 57.
Friday’s forecast is the same as Thursday’s with the exception of the predicted lows which increase only slightly to near 58.
Pollina said the normal high temperature at Islip for this time of year is 68 and the low is 51.