Expect a couple more days of cold, windy conditions before a high-pressure system generates a significantly milder weekend for Long Islanders, the National Weather Service said Thursday.

Most of Thursday is expected to be sunny, with highs in the mid 40s, according to the service's Upton office. But windchill values will make it feel more like the low to mid 30s.

A steady west wind from 14 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph, drives the feeling of winter chill.

On Friday, another dose of similarly breezy conditions is in store. Daily highs in the upper 30s will feel more like 15 to 25 degrees because of a northwest wind between 15 and 18 mph with gusts as high as 29 mph, the service said.

Friday night, clear skies are expected, with winds likely to diminish by as much as 10 mph by sunset, the service said.

Saturday is expected to be mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 40s and a southwest wind of 5 to 14 mph.

There's a slight chance of rain after midnight, but Sunday is forecast to be partly sunny with daily highs in the low to mid 50s.

As a warm front moves north of the region Monday, it brings the likelihood of rain Sunday night into the morning hours.

Unseasonably warm conditions follow with temperatures expected to climb into the lower 60s during the day on Monday.

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