Sunday's bright sunshine did its best to banish memories of the wet start to a record-setting weekend.

The National Weather Service said the temperature rose to 46 degrees at 3:56 p.m. in Islip,  4 degrees below the normal high for the day.  The temperature is expected to drop to about 32 overnight.

The sunny skies were clearly an improvement from the deluge that swept across Long Island on Saturday, when rainfall exceeded the previous record for the day. The weather service said Islip saw 2.27 inches, just shy of an inch more than the previous record for the day, set in 2020

But as Jay Engle, a meteorologist with the weather service, pointed out, “It’s not that hard to set a record for a particular day, since heavy rains don’t happen every day.”

For Easter week, according to forecasters, Monday will be sunny with a high near 48 degrees and low of about 35. Tuesday is expected to be partly sunny with a high temperature of about 49 degrees.

On Wednesday and Thursday, high temperatures will be in the mid-50s, but on Wednesday there will be a chance of light rain. Thursday the chance of rain is 80%.

Friday may still be wet, with temperatures again in the mid-50s. Saturday the sun returns, with the high temperature remaining in the mid-50s, according to the weather service. 

And for Easter Sunday, Long Islanders can expect mostly sunny skies and a high temperature around 57 degrees. 


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