Many Long Islanders woke up to find frosty windshields on their cars Sunday but they can look forward to some slightly warmer temperatures this week with highs hovering around a seasonable 60 degrees.
"It's not going to be quite as chilly as it's been," said Jay Engle, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Upton. Engle said a frost advisory issued for eastern Suffolk County at 3 a.m. Sunday was lifted at 8 a.m.
Sunday will be partly sunny with a high temperature of about 60 degrees, only the upper 50s on the East End. There will be a southwest wind with speeds between 5 and 10 mph. At night, temperatures will fall into the upper 30s and low 40s.
A 50 percent chance of scattered showers is possible for late Monday morning and afternoon when temperatures will be in the upper 50s to low 60s but Engle said any rain this week will "not be measurable."
"It'll be a little breezy on Monday," Engle said. "We're looking at northwest winds with speeds of 10 to 15 miles an hour and occasional gusts near 20. Lows will be in the mid-40s.
Winds Monday will be north-northwest at 10 to 15 mph with gusts near 20 mph. Lows at night will be mostly in the low 40s with upper 40s along the Nassau-Queens line, forecasters said.
On Tuesday, look for a mix of sun and clouds with more overcast conditions on the eastern end of the island. Highs Wednesday will reach the mid-60s and lows will be in the mid- to upper 40s. Winds will be light and out of the west.
Thursday will bring highs in the lower 60s, with near 60 on the east end and lows will be in the lower to mid-40s. It will be mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers throughout the day. Winds will be out of the east northeast at 5 to 10 miles per hour.
For the start of next weekend on Friday highs will be in the lower 60s with upper 50s on the east end and lows will be in the mid to upper 40s. There will be a mix of sun and clouds with a slight chance of showers returning and winds will be out the northwest at 5 to 15 miles per hour, forecasters said.