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Warmer week ahead as spring sets in

Finally Long Islanders won't have to ask that

Finally Long Islanders won't have to ask that question this week as warmer than seasonable temperatures reach the 60s and sunny skies will dominate, forecasters said. Photo Credit: Weather Undergound

Where's spring?

Finally Long Islanders won't have to ask that question this week as warmer than seasonable temperatures reach the 60s and sunny skies will dominate, forecasters said.

"It looks like there'll be a stretch of nice days," said Faye Barthold, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Upton. "It'll be a nice break." She said normal highs are only in the upper 50s this time of year and lows are around 40 degrees.

"This week we'll see a big difference," Barthold said.

Barthold said Sunday will be sunny with highs throughout Long Island around 60 with temperatures cooler to the east. Sunday night, she said, "Lows should drop back toward 40, and it will be closer to freezing out in the Pine Barrens."

"Monday looks like another nice day with temperatures in the 60s," Barthold added. "We'll start seeing clouds increase later in the day." At night we'll be closer to the 50s or upper 60s." There is a chance of rain that increases Monday night into midday Tuesday.

Rain will mar the otherwise pleasant week on Tuesday, but it will still be warm.

"On Tuesday we'll have that rain in the morning and it will clear out toward evening," Barthold said. Highs should be in the mid-60s and temperatures dip into around 40 at night.

Look for another sunny day on Wednesday when highs will be in the 60s and nighttime lows will be in the upper 30s to around 40.

Then, another nice day on Thursday when it will be mostly sunny.

"It'll be a little cooler but a nice day," Barthold said. Highs will be only in the mid-50s and lows at night will be in the mid-40s.

Friday brings back a chance of showers and it will be mostly cloudy, but it will still be relatively mild with highs around 60. The chance of showers continues into Friday night when lows will be in the mid to upper 40s.

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