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Snow again, but finally, a warmer week

Elaine Syrkin of Cutchogue helps clear the snow

Elaine Syrkin of Cutchogue helps clear the snow from the driveway of a relative in Southold before leaving for her trip to Hawaii, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Credit: Randee Daddona

While this week will begin as usual -- with another helping of snow -- it'll end with a welcome warming trend that could peak into the 50s, according to the National Weather Service.

Monday, Presidents Day, will see highs stuck in the low 30s, with some colder areas only reaching the upper 20s, said Joey Picca, meteorologist with the service's Upton bureau. The day will remain dry, but come evening, expect a 70 to 80 percent chance of "a few inches of light, accumulating snow," Picca said.

"We're not expecting anything significant," he said. Lows today will be in the upper teens to low 20s.

The snow will end by Tuesday, signaling the start of a warming trend that will last through the week. Highs on Tuesday will reach 40, and the snow will have turned to a light rain by late in the day, Picca said. Tuesday night's lows will be in the upper 20s to low 30s.Highs on Wednesday will be in the mid-40s, with a chance of light rain during the day. Lows on Wednesday will be in the low 30s.

Thursday will also see highs in the mid-40s, with another chance of rain late in the day, Picca said. Thursday night's lows will only dip slightly, into the upper 30s, with some spots staying in the low 40s.

Friday will be the warmest day of the workweek, with highs slated to be in the low 50s across the island, Picca said.

The warmer weather is due in part to "southwesterly winds bringing in some of the warm weather from the south," said Lauren Nash, a meteorologist with the service.

The increase in temperatures will also help melt through some of the mounds of snow that have accumulated across Long Island over the past few weeks, Nash said.

"It probably won't melt all of it, but it'll be enough to get some melting going," Nash said.

With Laura Figueroa

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