Long Islanders can look forward to another week of seasonable spring temperatures, but Monday will bring windswept rain, forecasters said.
"Enjoy today's sunshine," Samantha Augeri, a News 12 Long Island meteorologist, said Sunday morning. "It will be a soggy start to the work week with periods of rain tomorrow ."
According to John Cristantello, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Upton, Sunday's highs will reach the mid 50s on most of Long Island, with the North Shore and upper Nassau County seeing highs in the upper 50s.
He said the entire week's temperature will be typical of spring. But the rain is expected to move in after midnight and lows are predicted to be in the lower to mid 40s.
"By [Monday] morning there'll probably be rain falling and there may be an isolated thunderstorm Monday night," Cristantello said. He predicted rainfall of 1 to 2 inches and lows in the lower to mid 40s. Winds will be upward of 20 to 25 miles per hour.
"On Tuesday we'll probably pretty much be all done with the rain, but there could be a lingering shower by daybreak," Cristantello added. Highs will be in the mid to upper 50s and lows will be around 50.
"Tuesday will be breezy but the wind won't be as strong as Monday," Cristantello said.
"The afternoon will be dry, turning partly to mostly sunny with highs in the low to mid 60s. Lows at night will be in the mid 40s.
Wednesday will bring a high in Islip of 60, Cristantello said. Lows will be in the low 40s. "There will be more in the way of sun in the morning then rain in the afternoon and at night there'll be a chance of showers."
Thursday will be sunny and highs will reach the mid 50s with lows around 40 at night. There will be a slight chance of a passing shower, the weather service said.
Friday will also have a slight chance of a shower with variable cloudiness and temperatures reaching highs in the mid 50s. Lows will be in the upper 30s.