Mostly sunny skies and highs near 50 degrees are ahead for Long Island on Sunday as the Thanksgiving holiday weekend wraps up.
But a chill in the air and brisk northwest winds of 15 to 20 mph will make much of the day feel like the low 40s, forecasters say.
News 12 Long Island meteorologist Rich Von Ohlen said that Sunday overall will be a “typical November day,” with Setauket and Lindenhurst reaching 48 degrees while Southampton, Coram and Southold will have highs of 47, 49 and 50, respectively.
Carlie Buccola, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Upton, said the average at Islip for this time of year is a high of around 49 and a low around 34.
Winds are forecast to diminish Sunday night when it will be mostly clear with lows dropping to near 30 in most areas and temperatures in the pine barrens falling to near 20.
More sun returns on Monday when highs will cool down slightly to near 48 and lows near 38 are forecast.
The dry conditions that start off the week will give way to increasing clouds on Tuesday when it will be windy with much-needed rain arriving late in the day. Highs increase to near 53 and lows warm up to near 45.
A similar forecast is ahead for Wednesday when the clouds hang around and the umbrella will be needed for more late-day rain. Highs will be near 55 and lows near 48.
Buccola said heavy rain is expected between Tuesday night and Wednesday, with a total of 1.25 inches expected over the two days.
Plan to hold onto your hats again on Thursday when it will be another breezy day. Showers are likely along with highs near 55 and lows dropping to a cooler 40.
Friday will be another breezy day but lots of sunshine will start off the weekend. The highs will be a repeat of Monday at near 48 and lows will be near 35.